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How many days before Windows 10 64-bit Home requires a key?

Question: How many days before Windows 10 64-bit Home requires a key?

Searched Google and havent found an exact answer to his one, but I installed Windows 10 64-bit Home on my one system last night to tinker with 10, I looked to see if it would tell me how many days remaining before a key is required and no information found on the system and a mix of answers on google ranging from 7, 14, and 30 days. Anyone know how many days or where to find the value that says how many days are left for the build before a key is required?Friend of mine said you can install Windows 10 without a key to try it out and demo it and sure enough it actually installed without a key with full functionality from what i can tell so far. I was just curious how long before this trial ends as to if I need to rush through the testing I want to do if its only 7 days or if its 30 days etc I can take my time with demo-ing it some.

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Answer: How many days before Windows 10 64-bit Home requires a key?

There is no limit.After some time period- 30 days, I think- you will be locked out of making any personalization changes, and a few places in Windows will complain that windows isn't activated, like the Settings app/page. Though you can still set desktop backgrounds via other programs, it will reset you to a black solid colour background every once in a while as well.

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Hi,

I was hoping somebody would help me as this problem has been driving me a bit crazy.

I had Windows Vista installed, and have done a clean install of Windows 8.1, but exactly the same problem occurs.

Every few days, my internet will cut. There are no error messages, my network icon says I have internet access. When I use a browser, there are no error messages but links when clicked just fail to respond. When I type in a search in the search bar and press enter, nothing happens.

I generally hibernate the laptop, as I often have open word documents and internet tabs that I like to keep in front of me, rather than starting from scratch each day. If I reboot the computer, the internet returns. I have tried to run "ipconfig /flushdns" "netsh winsock reset catalog", but they require a reboot, and a reboot without doing these things always works anyway.

Any help with keeping my internet on would be greatly appreciated!

When I run trouble shooting, the following error message appears:

Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (Microsoft Corporation) is not responding Detected Detected

Contact your network administrator or Internet service provider (ISP) Completed

Windows can't communicate with the device or resource (Microsoft Corporation). The computer or service you are trying to reach might be temporarily unavailable.

I ran ipconfig and get the following:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Mic... Read more

Answer:Internet will cut off every few days - requires restart

Do not know why you posted ipconfig. That would not show what is going on. Are there any events in event viewer, showing the adapter going offline? Do any other devices on the network lose the Network connection?

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After reinstalling Vista on the "upstairs" machine and rebuilding our home network (cable through router) the Vista machine can access files on the XP machine . . . but not the reverse. Although I can see the two Vista drives OK I'm prompted for a usernameassword, a curiosity since only one passwordless user exists in our Vista setup. (Entering that username and leaving the password blank still gave a "this drive is not accessible" error.)

I can follow the instructions on this page (File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista) partway through, but when I get to the window shown in Figure 6 the "Share" button is grayed out. I did go into "Advanced Sharing" and put a check in the "Share this folder" check box, but that didn't eliminate the password requirement.

Thanks for any help -

Answer:Accessing Vista Home shared folders from XP Home machine requires password

Hello, try making another Admin account and see if that will work .

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I?m skeptical ifMicrosoft?s Windows Home Server will be a success story for Microsoft. It is based on Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 but created with simplicity in mind. Many households have more than one computer and Windows Home Server is intended to be of use for those households. It provides remote access, sharing, streaming and storage solutions for home networks.
Some of the key features are simplicity of use, backup capabilities, a single store pool that works without drive letters and content that can be shared with other computers and devices including the Xbox. This can be useful but I personally don?t need a Home Server to do most of these things.
But that is me and others might think different. A good way to see if Windows Home Server is useful for you would be to order a 120 day fully functional trial version from Microsoft. The only catch is that you have to pay money for it. Europeans pay around ?7 which means that users from the United States will probably pay $10 for the package that will be send to your location.
It?s not a bad bargain especially if you think this could be useful for you. One DVD and two CDs will be shipped actually:
Windows Home Server Installation DVD
Windows Home Server Connector CD
Home Computer Restore CD
The requirements for installing Windows Home Server are:
Computer with 1 GHz Pentium III (or equivalent) or faster processor
512 MB of RAM or more
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3rd time I have posted this log, no one has ever looked at it, 1st time 2 or 3 days, 2nd time 4 or 5 days I am trying again. Can someone just tell me if this log is clean or not?

I was hoping someone could look at this log
My friend has IE-Spyad--script-defender

Spybot is clean
adware is clean
Spyblaster is up to date
Norton antivirus is clean

I am wondering about the R1 And all of the OSEENUS are they ok?
His computer seems to be running very slow, there are a bunch of this stuff
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
I cleaned all the temps, cookies, history
ran cleanup

Here is the log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:27:50 PM, on 1/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.573... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows XP Home SP2-Have had this posted for about 7 or 8 days can someone just look

They're okay and it's clean
 

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I have been working on a problem for days. The whole thing is explained in a different thread of mine, no one can figure it out, not the telephone company not the ISP Not tech guys (so far) So I was wondering if someone would do the courtesy of looking this log over for me, another person was concerened about the explorer.EXE since I am having problems with internet (long story 2pages on other thread) so here is the log, someone please let me no asap. thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:45:04 PM, on 6/25/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative Home\Hallmark Card Studio 2008 Deluxe\Planner\PLNRnote.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
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Answer:Windows Vista home premium -been working on a problem for days-will someone look at t

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Windows XP HOME SP2

Windows xp-SP2

My mom knows nothing about computers, period. She calls and says that when she turns her computer on it doesn't go to the same page as it used to its a different one. So I tell he she was probably hijacked.

I went over to look at her computer and it didn't look like a hijacking to me but now I don't no.

When I got there I got on the internet and it seemed to work fine. However she said she had google as her home page and now it was msn. So I changed it back to google for her. She also said she had a picture of her house and yard for her desktop background and now it was one that windows comes with a rolling green hill, so I changed the desktop background for her.

The last thing was she said she couldn't get into her outlook express e-mail so I clicked on the icon to open it and the box popped up like it had never been setup yet. It wanted to know what she wanted to put as the e-mail name when it was sent like Dave & judy or what ever name. So I put it in and finished setting up outlook express and then it worked fine.

So those three things all worked fine and everything else worked fine when I left. I thought no more of it. Now she calls me this morning and says everything is back the way it was when I first went over there yesterday.

She is not being hijacked cause msn wouldnt hijack a home page and I don't know what the heck would be happening with the e-mail thing and the desktop. She said a few nights ... Read more

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Dear all,I have a major problem with my NEW BT Home Hub. I only received it 2 days ago and I set it up as the setup guide says and it was working perfectly fine. I switched off the wireless interface because I connect it to my PC via ethernet.This morning, while my PC was off, I unplugged the BT Home Hub from the mains and after around 2-3 hours later, I tried to turn it on again. When the power cable was plugged into the Hub, all lights came on but they all go off within 10 seconds. NO LIGHTS COME ON AGAIN.I am 100% sure the filter is fine, all cables are working properly because I've checked with BT Voyager 150 modem and I can get online as normal.I rang BT up about it and they told me it was my ethernet card's problem!?!? Surely, even without plugging into my PC, the broadband light should come on!? P.S. I have also tried resetting the Hub by holding the Wireless Association button on the back of the Hub for 15-20 seconds but no respond!?Please HELPPPPP!!!!!!!!Thank you very much for your kind assistance.Mike

Answer:BT Home Hub dead within 2 days!?

O and also, I tried leaving the BT Home Hub on with Broadband connected to it, there are NO LIGHTS on at all but all LIGHTS comes on every 5-10 minutes and a "tick" noise!?Please would someone help me because it's only been TWO days!!!

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date/time format using d hh:mm How to suppress 0 days?

Answer:Excel date/time format as days hh:mm and suppress 0 days

As far as I can tell, there is no way to suppress the Zero using that Custom Format.You could probably process the data and remove the Zero but you will need either a formula or VBA.Is this the result of a calculation?MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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Sometimes when I boot the W520, the access connections tray icong thing is greyed out, sometimes its brightly coloured and shows the current connection. E.g. at home I ahve a wired connection called home, whith my home printer set as default.At work I ahve a wired connection with a different printer (and a different IP range). The days when its greyed out, if I lauch the access connections dialogue (which take an ridiculously long time - what is it doing?), there are no locations profiles, even though I have about 20. On the days when its working, I see a whole load of location profiles, and It choses the right printer and shows the right location profile name in the tray icon. Its about 50%/50%, but seems to be getting worse. sleeping and waking dont affect it - it stays dead or alive. Occasionally it crashes (as do all the lenovo apps) Anyone else had this? Any work arounds? I have done a lenovo update, and its at version 5.85. Simon.

Answer:Access connnections works some days, is dead other days (W520)

I'd not use Access Connections if you don't need it..NET programs are a bit of a drag.

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As above.

The best explanation I've seen for the "I have 4gb, but the OS only shows 3.5gb" is found on this page (including a spiffy graphic! ). Thing is, and as there noted, the overall solution advised is "enable PAE, and the OS will be able to see the 4gb". Fine and well, that matches my understanding of how PAE extends the 32-bit Windows OS's ability to reference memory by creating a 'buffer' to make a virtual 36-bit address space.

But, here is the problem that brought out this question.

DEP on 32-bit Windows OSes requires PAE. If you have DEP enabled, you have PAE enabled, whether you set the switch in the boot.ini or not. This according to Microsoft, themselves:

To use these processor features, the processor must be running in Physical Address Extension (PAE) mode. However, Windows will automatically enable PAE mode to support DEP. Users do not have to separately enable PAE by using the /PAE boot switch.Click to expand...

...which is why I wonder about the number of "I only see 3.5gb, when I have 4gb" questions. Virtually EVERY SINGLE processor released in the past 5 years has DEP support (either via AMD's NX bit or Intel's XD bit). So, installing a clean Windows to a box with one of these processors, it by default enables DEP. I've not seen a single system without that enabled in a very, very long time, now. Ergo, PAE is also enabled, and...

...well, back to the title. Why would anyone not see all... Read more

Answer:So if DEP requires PAE on 32-bit Windows...why do some not see 4gb of ram?

You are using all 4GB's of ram. Your motherboard, cpu, graphics cards etc all count towards that limit.

Go to your device manager. Click view, sort by resource type. Then open up the memory drop. You should have about 30 devices listed. ALL of those use ram and it counts from 4GB down. Whatever is left after those resources get ram, is left for your applications, which is usually around 3.5GB.

Don't even think a second more about PAE because that has nothing to do with your home OS, it's a 'Server' only feature. DEP is used to prevent corruption and applications to run from memory that may harm your computer. Leave DEP on, ignore everything you know about PAE unless you run "Server" labeled 32 bit OS.
 

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hey guys, i came across this a little while ago: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/875-activation-trial-period-extend-up-120-days.html it says if i run that command Windows7 evaluation period will be extended by 30 days each time it's done. however, when i do it it only extends for 3 days. is there any way to make it last longer or has it changed?

thanks
 

Answer:Extending Evaluation Period for 120 days.. only extends for 3 days?

If you have a valid copy of windows 7 with a legit COA sticker and can activate it without problems i dont see any need to even have an evaluation period.If your copy of windows 7 isnt valid and the COA sticker isnt anygood id suggest you buy a proper copy of windows 7 with a legit COA sticker and go from there.Because eventually it wont work anymore and you will be locked out of the computer.
 

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Sorry for another Windows Hello thread, but I haven't found the problem I'm having by doing searches.
I'm on an Alienware 15 2017 model, not registered to any domain, and no group policy that I know of.
On startup, windows hello authenticates, says "Hi James," and then requires a PIN anyway.
Has anyone seen this before?

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i have a compaq running windows xp pro
we had problems with the power supply...and the dumbass techie switched the hard
drive into another machine instead of switching power supplies...
windows loaded up and started installing new drivers for all the hardware...

then he put the drive back in the old machine and everything worked...
but now its saying windows xp has three days to be activated....

why has this happened...and what can i do to fix it?
 

Answer:windows xp pro now requires activation...

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So, every time I open up my Lenovo yoga and log on, I get a screen prompting me for my windows licence key. Here it is:



I'm not the dumbest person when it comes to computers, but I'm no wizard either. I've tried restarting it, shutting it down and rebooting it, hard booting it, and putting it into safe mode. I have the key, but I'm still wary of punching it in. This is what's making me suspicious:

-The "Privacy Statement" text is not a link
-The "Customer Support" area is not a link either, and the box next to it just contains the Webpage Navigation error page
-Only the "Teamviewer", "Supremo", "LogMeIn", and "Cmd" buttons lead to actual sites, and I've read that these are all names of viruses/scams
-The paragraph seems to be an image file, and not a text, as I can't select the text as I can in the webpage navigation error bar
-There are minor grammatical errors, and the look of the thing makes me think that this isn't something Windows actually put together

Any insight? I've tried looking through the forums, and if someone's had this problem before, I must've missed the post. Help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

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I have an Alienware 15 R3 laptop (The newer edition) and it's been working fine since when I got it in early December. Yesterday, a box appeared in the lower-middle section of my screen and said something similar to "Windows Key disabled". And then the windows key stopped working. After trying probably 15 different unnecessarily complicated methods to re-enable it, I discovered that the windows key will work as long as I hold down FN. How can I change it back?

Answer:Windows/Start Key Requires FN

That is a new "feature" according to this--
support.microsoft.com/.../how-to-enable-or-disable-the-keyboard-windows-key

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I have spent all morning on a problem, and I am at my wits end!The morning started, I wanted to downgrade XP to 98 so I reformatted my drive and lost XP So then I tried to setup WIN98, i can begin the setup for WIN98, but it says first that it wants to do a system check, and when it does the system check it says WINDOWS SETUP REQUIRES 74XXXX BYTES Then the computer freezes (often it will freeze before it even outputs this sentence) and I am screwed!!!Any ideas? My C: drive says on FDISK that it is the MSDOS Primary Partition and has 14 gigs of free space!Any help will be VASSSSSSTLY appreciated

Answer:Windows Setup Requires

Was XP set up on FAT32 or NTFS? Did you delete the old partitions with fdisk and make new ones and did you Enable Large Drive support when using fdisk?This bootdisk has the Delpart program on it in case the old partitions prove difficult to delete:DELPART BOOTDISKWhat makes you want to go back to '98 if I might ask?

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Windows 7 automatically updated to Windows 10, now hotswap harddrive requires user permissions over and over and I am losing files.

Well I was one of the people who went to lunch one day only to come back and find that windows 10 was 85% complete installation... by itself.. with no prompt.. without warning..

At any rate, the specific problems I am having with Windows 10 began somewhere along the line when I purchased a game in the Windows 10 store, which required me to log in with my Microsoft account, which then, I guess changed my 'user permissions' on my system which somehow affected my second harddrive.. which basically rendered it such that I could no longer access what was on it (the 'denied, you don't have permissions' thing).

If it was just a single incidence on a single system, I wouldn't be so upset about it. You just set the permissions back using harddrive properties and boom you are back in business.
The problem is that this harddrive is in a sleeve and is a 'hot swappable' hard drive that my computer case holds. I use this same drive at home and at work. I turn the computer off, pop the sleeve/drive out and then at work slide it in and then turn on that computer.
the problem? well the windows 10 at work THERE (I went ahead and bit the bullet and updated to Windows 10 on the work computer...) then has different user permissions on it.. so some files are not even visible, some are 'mixed' due to being named or written over while on the other system, and s... Read more

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Hi All.
I am a newbie and I am from York, in the United Kingdom. Please excuse me if I am posting in the wrong section, but I could not find the section that I required.

I bought a new laptop 4 weeks ago and I upgraded from windows 7. the pc I have now is suppose to be twice as fast as my old laptop and it had double the memory. I am running on an AMD Quad Core. with 800GB memory. so my problem is.

When I am booted up, and I open my windows explorer search bar, I type something in to find, lets say This site. it then does nothing for about 20 seconds then it will come up with the with this site. I will then highlight an section that I want and the little circle in the search bar will go round for about 40 seconds, then open up, I will then click on a part of that section, then I have to wait for the little circle to go round for about another 40 seconds, then it will bring it up, if I click on my Back Arrow, it will once again start to think about it, then the circle will go round yes another 40 seconds and it will go back..... its so frustrating and SLOW, and its suppose to be twice as fast as my old laptop.

Why does it take so long with the little circle going round, is it security checking on the things that I try to search, If so can I turn this checker off ???? why do I have to wait so long on every action command, If anybody can help me, I would be grateful, and I have only used about 30Gb of my memory, so it cant be that what is slowing it down... or is this what w... Read more

Answer:Newbie requires advice or help on new pc with windows 8

Have you always had this problem? Did you do an upgrade install of Win8? Have you installed any updates? Have you installed any software that did not come on your machine?

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I "upgraded" to Wndows 7 as I was re-formatting and figured it was a good idea at the time. It has been no fun at all up to this point!

At first I noticed that if I left the machine on overnight with files and/or browsers open, when I came back in the morning it will have restarted sometime during the night and will be sitting on the log in screen.

I didn't worry too much about it but now it has decided to just freeze up. First everything becomes un-clickable and then the cursor freezes up.

Ctrl-Alt-Dlt doesn't work so the only way to get out of it is to push and hold power and reboot that way.

I have read TONS of threads on here and other forums about this issue and I have done a great many of the suggested fixes such as:

- Switched to high performance power scheme
- Updated Windows
- Updated all drivers
- Uninstalled Zone Alarm and replaced it with Kapersky 2010
- Forced the LAN to never go to sleep
I checked the event log after one of the freezes and found multiple occurrences of
the error that refers to SChannel Event i.d. 36888

- This happens even when I have no browser windows open
- I am using Firefox
- I have restored back to the earliest point, but the machine hasn't really EVER been 100% so there kind of is no good point to restore back to

I was about to format and reload (using 32 bit version this time) when I read that people had reinstalled and still had the problem.

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Answer:Windows 7 Freezes and Requires power off

Welcome!

Maybe a repair install will take care of the problems.

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I am getting a message saying W10 needs activating which appeared today. It was activated when it was W7 years ago and presumably W10 was also on the upgrade as it has been working for about a year. Settings shows as not activated and clicking the activate link does nothing. Baffled!

Answer:Windows 10 requires activating all of a sudden

Even more baffled now as booting from a backup "clone" about a week old shows it is activated.

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I need to boot into DOS (outside of Windows, NOT MS-DOS) to use a specific device progranning progam. I also need to have access to the serial port since that is how the device interfaces with the PC. I was aware of this site, but I don't find it that 'easy';
http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/

Using MS-DOS won't cut it, even Win95 is probabaly a issue. Anyway, I won't take a chance since if there is a probem, the devices' firmware will get corrupted and I wind up with a 'brick'.

Suggestions?
 

Answer:Program requires booting into DOS outside of Windows

You have winXP? You can format a floppy to boot into dos, just click the 'make startup disk' option.

BTW DOS is DOS. MS-DOS just means Microsoft DOS. You mean you do not want a DOS WINDOW inside of windows itself. There is also freedos which is just a clone of ms-dos. There really isnt any such thing as just "DOS"
 

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I'm having the exact same problems The same as these people: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...04183025AAPYjg1It even happens with some games :xI ran HiJackThis, here is the file:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 18:06:48, on 8-5-2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:B:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exeB:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exeB:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeB:\Windows\SysWOW64\Ctxfihlp.exeB:\Windows\SysWOW64\CTXFISPI.EXEB:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeB:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeB:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exeB:\Users\germania\Desktop\HiJackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HK... Read more

Answer:requires a missing windows codec

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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My computer operates Windows XP it is no longer being supported I inquired about upgrading to Windows 8 BUT I need to install 1 GB of RAM before I can install. So can I install 1 GB of RAM on my computer.

Answer:Windows 8 setup requires that I install 1 GB of RAM can I

Go to http://www.crucial.com/ and run the advisor to see how much and what type of ram is on your PC. You will be able to tell if you can upgrade.HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions

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Recently I had a bout with Trojans (Vundo in particular) and spyware. The machine just kept rebooting. Installed XP on another partition in order to go out to the web and figure it out..
Finally I decided it would be easier to just reload. After a clean install and installing drivers for some hardware, Windows informed me it needed to reboot so the device would work correctly. After POST I got a non bootable disk error.
I put the Windows DVD in to try a repair install, but wanted to see what would happen if
I let it go past press any key to boot from CD.... To my surprise I was able to get into Windows. I suspected that there might be some virus/spyware leftover in the MBR.
First I uninstalled the other copy of XP, then tried repairing the MBR. Now it comes up with a missing operating system message when I reboot.
I can get into windows as long as the boot from cd option is on in BIOS and I do not "select any key to boot from CD"
If I set bios to boot from HD, windows will not come up.
Am I going to need to blow out this install and fdisk the MBR? Any ideas? Incidentally I have a separate drive with all my apps and videos on it that MAY be
allowing reinfection of my primary drive.
 

Answer:Solved: Requires XP CD to boot into Windows

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My computer is on a peer-to-peer LAN, and whenever a peer computer tries to access my shares, they are required to enter a username and password. How do I let peers access shares without this headache? I'm using W2K Pro, and my peers are using Win XP Home.
 

Answer:Windows share requires logon

Create an account on your machine with the same name and password as the clients are using, they will be able to access file shares without a password.
 

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I opened up the System Properties and clicked on the Network ID wizard to see what options were available for change. I didn't actually make any changes and attempted to close the wizard but as soon as I did a dialog pops up saying I must restart the computer. Problem is, this computer is running some critical programs and must continue to do so. The wizard mentioned nothing about requiring a restart at all (at least not to my memory).

Is there any way I can get rid of this dialog without the computer restarting?

I am also seriously afraid that Windows may try to restart itself when the computer is idle regardless of what else is running in the background. I do not want to walk away from this computer and come back to find that Windows auto-restarted because Microsoft in all its infinite wisdom decided it would be a good idea to restart a functional computer without the user's explicit permission.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:No changes made but Windows requires restart

It looks like you must have clicked on something in the wizzard, to make it think that you have changed something or you might have actually changed something, but there is no reason why you should restart your pc now or in the next few days if you do not want to.

The changes will only take effect at your next restart (if any). Windows will not restart it if you did not tell it to.

So just when it ask you if you want to restart the Pc now just say NO

Hope that helps :)

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I received the latest build of windows 10 pro insider edition and upgraded to it without any problem. I un checked the quick start box in the power section because I have windows 7 on a separate drive in the same pc. With the first build I received I had the problem of every time I booted win 7 it required a check disk to be run and on one run I got the BSOD and had to recover 7 from a system image. I found on the forum that if you would go to control panel, power, and uncheck the quick start box in windows 10 the problem I described would be remedied. This held true until the last release and even though I unchecked the quick start box I still got scan disk required when I booted win 7 off the 2nd drive. When I booted 7 a 2nd time I got scan disk required again and as scan was running I got a BSOD. Then 7 would not start at all and I had to use system repair and I used a system image to recover 7. Now I am very hesitant to even use Win 10 on the other hard drive as I fear I will lose windows 7 again. Has anyone experienced this and found a fix?

Answer:windows 10 requires check disk

It is best not to have both Win 10 and 7 on primary Disks at the same time. I had the same issue. The file systems are different. It wail pass every time. I use a Drive bay and just switched drives until I started using 10 exclusively. If I were you I would do the same thing if you can. I did not ever get a BSOD though.

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Hey,
bought a new laptop a month ago, came pre installed with windows 8.1.
proceeded to upgrade to windows 10 and everything was working brilliantly.
After being beset with issues regarding adware, i decided to do a complete reset.
Now even though my upgrade was completely legitimate, i keep getting prompted to activate windows, which is notifying me of its eventual expiration in december.
Please Help

Answer:Windows 10 requires activation after reset

I had a similar problem and it finally accepted the serial of the original Windows version.

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Hey there.
I had some problems in the last couple of days with my Windows, and had to format and reinstall Windows XP. After I installed it and configured everything, I noticed my other HDD (I have one 80gb for OS, and a 250gb one for everything else - games, music, well everything) is inaccessible, and that it requires a format so I could begin working with it.
I have almost 200gb of data on it, so I would really rather not to format the drive.
So I have a few questions:
1. Why is this happening? Why did a HDD that worked perfectly a hour ago, would now need formatting? I've reinstalled windows a thousand times before and never encountered that before.
2. How can I either override the need to format, or save atleast some of the data on the drive if I absoloutley have to...

Thanks alot.
 

Answer:HDD requires formatting after re-installing Windows XP

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Hello, I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and the first thing I'm trying to do is disable the user login on startup. I followed the guide by going into the User Accounts window and unchecking "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."

I applied, restarted my computer, but at the login screen it automatically attempts to login into a guest account. As far as I can tell, the only account that I have on my computer is my actual Microsoft account.

What could be the problem here? I have used this method numerous times for previous Window versions but it seems like only Windows 10 has a problem.

Thank you.

Answer:Windows 10 Still Requires Password When Logging In

Just a guess, but...

I think that you need to set WIn10 up to log in to a local account, rather than a Microsoft account. It would make sense to not permit a login to an MS account without a password, because you'd have access to more than the local PC.

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Hi, I've been having some problems lately. I bought Resident evil 7, and apparently there's a glitch where the cursor or mouse just straight up doesn't work in game, and to even get to the main menu you need to click yes or no when it asks to create a save file. Nonetheless, I troubleshot for around an hour, uninstalling my game controller drivers, which ultimately didn't work as the progress bar would be stuck forever. I also saw people mentioning that there were two drivers for their mice in the device manager section under HID Compatible Devices, and that when they deleted one of them it started to work in game. So, I tried to do that, except every time I tried to uninstall the mouse it crashes. So, I restarted my pc. When I got back in my deathadder wasn't working. I tried every USB port I have and when I tried to remove the device in the connected device settings it would get stuck on removing it and would never complete the uninstall. I restarted my pc again, this time with the mouse unplugged and went back into connected device settings, and saw that the mouse was no longer there. So, I plug it back in and it starts to install, except it says the drivers are unavailable. So naturally I try to update the drivers using the device manager (razer synapse wasn't any help as it didn't recognize my mouse) and I keep getting the message "This operation requires an interactive windows station." I'm using a trackpad right now, i ... Read more

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As I understand it, with the new anniversary update after 10 days one will get disk space back relating to Windows.old being deleted automatically (if PC is left idle for a while).

i also believe that if a PC upgrades to Windows 10 then the new anniversary update wouldn't be offered until 30 days have elapsed. However with the aforementioned change to 10 days for rolling back the anniversary update I wonder if that now also rings true for previous 10586/TH2 build? We got a new mini PC approx 10 days ago, Windows 10 was pre installed but it was a really old build, pre 10586/TH2. I checked for updates and it immediately set about updating to last novembers 10586. However I am now confused as to whether I need to wait 10 days or 30 days for Windows update to offer it the new Anniversary update. I am totally happy to wait for Windows update to do its thing rather than use MCT etc, just curious about the timescales involved given MS has changed from 30 to 10 on the latest version

cheers, Wayne

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As I understand it, with the new anniversary update after 10 days one will get disk space back relating to Windows.old being deleted automatically (if PC is left idle for a while).

i also believe that if a PC upgrades to Windows 10 then the new anniversary update wouldn't be offered until 30 days have elapsed. However with the aforementioned change to 10 days for rolling back the anniversary update I wonder if that now also rings true for previous 10586/TH2 build? We got a new mini PC approx 10 days ago, Windows 10 was pre installed but it was a really old build, pre 10586/TH2. I checked for updates and it immediately set about updating to last novembers 10586. However I am now confused as to whether I need to wait 10 days or 30 days for Windows update to offer it the new Anniversary update. I am totally happy to wait for Windows update to do its thing rather than use MCT etc, just curious about the timescales involved given MS has changed from 30 to 10 on the latest version

cheers, Wayne

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Hi,I have a HP Envy 17 laptop, it was bought with Windows 8, I updated it to Windows 10 last year.Due to progressing issues, I factory reset it, taking me back to Windows 8.After the reset (which ran smoothly), it requires me to input a new product key. I was not aware that I'd have to puchase a new one.I've attached a printscreen of the system window which states that my window is not activated.And this below is a screenshot of the details in Windows ActivationWhat can I do now? I cannot get hold of the original product key on the box.Any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:Windows 8 requires activation key after factory reset

I would advice you uninstall the window10 or you reset to factory setting lf you don't get activation key.

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Every time I try to open a youtube video or use Windows media Player, a window opens telling me: ''This program requires a missing Windows codec''. This pop up tells you to go to the Microsoft official website to get the required components. Theres a link underneath, sending you to another fishy website so I inmediatly closed it. Also, the window that pops up is a Vista style and i have XP. It can also give me problems with any animated adds on the internet. Ive tried MBAM and SpyBot SD, but neither of them found anything. Every time it appears i kill the process called plugin-container.exeSeveral weeks before this started happening I had to eliminate Windows Security center rogue security program. I dont know if this is a comeback?? of some type.I'm posting my HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)Scan saved at 16:32:30, on 19/07/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Archivos de programa\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WTSRV.EXEC:\W... Read more

Answer:Program requires missing Windows codec

That sometimes happen to me but it's not necessarily your computer that's infected, it's someone trying to infect it by misleading you into installing a codec, which is in fact not a codec at all.Keep away from dodgy websites, make sure you have good antivirus with antispyware, & a good firewall. You will be okay.

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I tried to open some video files i have on my computer but my media player (gom player) would come up with an error and say this program required a missing windows codec. The same problem occurred when i tried to play with windows media player.
I ran malwarebyte and avast antivirus scans which have some removed some items. Yet now when i restart my computer it says this program required a missing codec.

The option that the program compatibility assistant gives is to go to the totalcodec.com website and pay to supposedly fix this problem.
Thanks

Answer:program requires a missing windows codec

Hello, We need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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I know Windows 10 is new and that we will all experience more or less serious bugs over the next months. For the most part Windows 10 really works well on my Iconia W510. I post this as a thread here to see if I am the only one who has to enter the system password on wakeup even though it is disabled? I have disabled require password on wakeup on the Power Options page and when I recheck, it is disabled. But, every time I wakey the PC up from sleep I still have to enter the system password. Compared to most of the other reported problems here and elsewhere with Windows 10, I know I should not complain But it is still annoying.

Answer:Windows 10 requires password on wakeup - Iconia W5...

Do you have a screen saver enabled? They will often be set to require a password also, superseding the power settings.

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Hi,
 
I have a Windows 7 PC and have started coming across a Windows Security box that keeps popping up every few minutes asking ....
 
"The server.money.msn.com at DSL Router requires a username and password.
Warning: This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner (basic authenticatiion without a secure connection)."
 
I'm not aware of having a username for this service and have tried various accounts that I have, like hotmail for example, to no avail. I know it has something to do with a desktop money conversion gadget I have running which I would like to retain. The popup stops when I close the gadget.
 
This only started appearing after I changed some networking setting to try resolve another issue I had connecting to my other Windows PC. I've since rolled back those changes.
 
Any help or ideas would be most appreciated.
 
Regards
Dennis
 
 

Answer:Windows Security - The money.server.msn.com requires .........

Hello Dennis and Welcome -
How long have you had the desktop money conversion gadget installed (I do not know of it yet) ??
Often  these programs are a Freeware / Trialware program, or they expire after a certain time.
This would explain one part of the message, or the program may have a Glitch -
 
Can  this program be reinstalled if you remove it, or is it from a company that you work for ??
 
Thank You -
EDIT -
Is there a Company name for this program as I have found about 5 versions -

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The installation of windows 10 required the uninstalling of some HP files.  HP ProtectTools Security Manager can not be uninstalled untill I uninstall HP ProtectTools Device Access Manager.  I can not find this file to uninstall it.

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I know Windows 10 is new and that we will all experience more or less serious bugs over the next months. For the most part Windows 10 really works well on my Iconia W510. I post this as a thread here to see if I am the only one who has to enter the system password on wakeup even though it is disabled? I have disabled require password on wakeup on the Power Options page and when I recheck, it is disabled. But, every time I wakey the PC up from sleep I still have to enter the system password. Compared to most of the other reported problems here and elsewhere with Windows 10, I know I should not complain But it is still annoying.

Answer:Windows 10 requires password on wakeup - Iconia W5...

Do you have a screen saver enabled? They will often be set to require a password also, superseding the power settings.

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I recently purchased a new pc that came with win vista 64 bit premium home installed. I am now reloading all my old programs and I keep getting ?windows requires a digitally signed driver" error message. I also can't seem to play my old movie files, all of which played fine when I had Win XP. Apparently Vista does not want me to make my own decisions, so I am wondering how I might go about disabling all this extra secure vista crap. Can I go into Control panel and disable the BitLocker Drive Encryption? Or do I need uninstall 64bit and install the Vista 32 bit? Would that be a smooth transition? Would all my stuff work again if I had the less securitized 32bit Vista? Thanks for any help you may provide.
Regards,
William

Answer:windows requires digitally signed driver

Welcome to the Vista forums

1) You don't want to disable UAC (User Account Control) as it does a lot to protect your computer from various malware. If you really feel the urge to turn it off, then you can in control panel in the User Account section. Once turned off, you'll get the red shield in the bottom right saying it's disabled. Disable security warnings by opening security centre and going to "change how security centre warns me" or something and choose the "no warnings" option.

2) Just download the Vista codec pack (just Google it and you should find it) and DivX and you should have no problems watching videos.

3) You can install unsigned drivers on Vista 64 bit, do this by running an elevated command prompt (right click on command prompt in Start menu and click "run as administrator".

Type this and press enter bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS

When you reboot, you should be able to install unsigned drivers.
Also, I looked on the HP website for your computer, and it has 6GB RAM, so going to Vista 32bit would only allow you to use about 3.5GB RAM. I also saw it only has an Nvidia 6150e onboard graphic card. Are you using this? As if you upgraded this to a graphic card, you'd notice better performance on Vista as well.

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When I try to get into my inbox in my hotmail this is what comes up in microst word --------Windows Live ID requires JavaScript to sign in. This web browser either does not support JavaScript, or scripts are being blocked.To find out whether your browser supports JavaScript, or to allow scripts, see the browser's online help.

Answer:Windows Live ID requires JavaScript to sign i

http://www.java.com

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After installing Windows 10 and then running MS Money I get a message that MS Money now requires Internet Explorer 6.
My install of MS Money worked perfectly fine on Windows 8.1 - I really do not want to go back to 8.1.
Is there a fix for this - I see from other threads that this has been raised however no workable solution has been offered. Any suggestions please?
Thank You, Stuart H
As a side issue - I just found this on a different site which had positive replies. I'll be trying this later today. (Note this is NOT my suggestion and therefore untested by me
Follow the steps.

Open Registry Editor (RegEdit).
Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
In the right pane, look for Version registry value.
Modify the value date to 9.11.10240.0.

Answer:MS Money fails after WINDOWS 10 Install - requires IE 6

StuartH said:

After installing Windows 10 and then running MS Money I get a message that MS Money now requires Internet Explorer 6.
My install of MS Money worked perfectly fine on Windows 8.1 - I really do not want to go back to 8.1.
Is there a fix for this - I see from other threads that this has been raised however no workable solution has been offered. Any suggestions please?

Thank You, Stuart H



Here is the Fix https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/...&prof=required

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Hello,

I have searched around here for my problem and can't find a solution to my problem.

I have two SATA HDD's plugged into my computer, one of them has the operating system on it and the other one has my old XP installation and loads of others, although might have been formatted.

When I tried removing the old XP one the computer does not boot up after bios, with the error along the lines of:

"Can not find the boot device, please insert..."

Any ideas?

It'll be nice not to have a Hard drive in there that I am not using, cheers!

Answer:Windows 7 requires both HDD drives plugged in to boot up

Remove the old drive.
Then boot to your Windows 7 DVD and perform a startup repair.
Startup Repair

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Good afternoon,
I am not a user of Windows 10 but my dad (who is not good with computers) now has a computer with Windows 10. I am trying to help him with a problem that occurred this morning. Everything was fine with his computer yesterday but he says he turned it off last night but kept the powercord plugged in. This morning, when he went to turn it on, his computer no longer required at password at startup, his background picture of his dog was no longer there and it was replaced with a tree. Also, his desktop icons are no longer there. I have zero idea about how to help this situation and I have no idea what happened. Can someone please advise?
Many many thanks,
Erica

Answer:Windows 10 no longer requires password at startup

Hello Erica, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Since this has just recently happened, you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before it happened to hopefully quickly undo and fix this.

System Restore Windows 10

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Hi Folks,

Our rural area FINALLY has wireless broadband access via our local phone company, Qwest - but only up to 1.5 Mbps. The advert for it states that the use of Windows Live is required, or MSN premium. Since I know so little about wireless to begin with, I thought I'd ask you guys before I call them and see what they say. Apparently, Macs can use this service if they browse on Firefox, but it won't work with Safari. I hope to have a Mac someday. In the meantime, I'm using Win XP SP3, and once my other computer is hooked up it has Xandros on it, a flavor of Linux I believe.

What's a person supposed to do that would rather not bother with Microsoft stuff? Why would I have to use MS software to get/maintain a wireless connection? The only other wireless service we have in our area, we personally cannot get line of sight to their tower. Satellite is cost prohibitive. Any ideas out there? Thanks in advance.

Eagle7

Answer:wireless broadband that requires Windows Live, WHY?

Here is your advertisement : http://www.qwest.com/residential/internet/...ummary-1_5.htmlIt does not say Windows Live is required. It says the package includes Windows Live, which means you would get it for free.You'll also get Windows Live? which includes: * Windows Live? OneCare? FREE security and performance service ($49.95 value) * Family Safety choose the web content your children see * Photo Gallery share your photos and videos * Windows Live? Toolbar one-click access to Windows Live servicesBTW, 1.5 MB/s for $20 a month is great 1.5 MB/s is good enough for daily usage of internet.

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Hello,

I've recently got a new LCD monitor, which has a resolution that windows does not offer. I managed to set up the two monitors, but one has a blured image, because it does not show the right resolution. How can it be changed?

PS. In the windows display setings I see one monitor, I manage dual monitors trhough nVidia display pannel.

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Good afternoon,
I am not a user of Windows 10 but my dad (who is not good with computers) now has a computer with Windows 10. I am trying to help him with a problem that occurred this morning. Everything was fine with his computer yesterday but he says he turned it off last night but kept the powercord plugged in. This morning, when he went to turn it on, his computer no longer required at password at startup, his background picture of his dog was no longer there and it was replaced with a tree. Also, his desktop icons are no longer there. I have zero idea about how to help this situation and I have no idea what happened. Can someone please advise?
Many many thanks,
Erica

Answer:Windows 10 no longer requires password at startup

Hello Erica, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Since this has just recently happened, you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before it happened to hopefully quickly undo and fix this.

System Restore Windows 10

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After installing or removing a patch or a feature windows often requires a reboot.
Is there a tool to see exactly why windows asks for this?

In w7 I found that HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations often lists a bunch of actions which can just be ignored (like cleaning up some temp stuff) or can be solved without rebooting by just terminating  a process
or a service which prevented the file rename operations in the current session.
I found lockhunter being a very helpful tool for this purpose.
My server 2012 says it requires a reboot but I don't see any pending file rename operations.
I cannot reboot the server right now so I am curious to know why exactly the server wants a reboot.
I want to judge myself about the criticality of the reason.
If windows says it needs a reboot, it well knows what the files are that need to be replaced so why can't it tell me?
As I said I often can resolve the PendingFileRenameOperations by hand.
If I then delete the PendingFileRenameOperations key windows does not request a reboot anymore.

On the server 2012 I don't see the PendingFileRenameOperations key and windows still says it wants a reboot.
So I want to know where else I need to look for the detailed reasons of the reboot windows pretends to require.

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Recently I got infected with the "This program requires a missing Windows codec" virus. I used MalwareBytes anti-malware program, which found quite a few infected files and supposedly removed/fixed/quarenteed them. However, anytime a video screen pops up, I still get the error message. I followed the thread where you helped someone else try to clean their computer, but it seemed like you had them down load half a dozen other programs, so I thought I better start anew.

Answer:This program requires a missing Windows codec

I was unable to find Hijack This, but I did find StopZilla, which took care of the entire problem. Everythingis now ok.

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My laptop running Win XP has developed an annoying habit of requiring me to request shut down twice before shutting down. In other words, I do Start -> ShutDown - ShutDown, and the system does not shut down. I repeat the same sequence again, and it does. This happens without fail, even if there are no other systems running.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP shutdown requires two requests...

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Installed Windows 10 overnight on my Yoga Pro 2. On restart it shows a blue screen that says:  your PC/Device needs to be repairedthe boot configuration data file is missing and requires some information file:\BCDError code: 0x000000dyoull need to use recovery tools. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB devoce), contact your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer. 

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I was able too get to this point on my own, (well with help from reading varios posts). I was not able to get the gmer program to run so I did as another thread had mentioned and skipped that step. here is the ddsDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 Run by Ol Otis at 14:49:04.63 on Wed 07/07/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3839.2214 [GMT -4:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exeC:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Windows\system3... Read more

Answer:this program requires missing windows codec

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please downloa... Read more

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windows device recovery tool 3.10.24401

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Hi I have a problem which has gotten worse over the last few days. I have a dell 730 xps with water cooling, the water cooling fan went out causing over heating and shut downs. I have a dual boot setup with 2-500 gig hard drives, Vista 32 Ulti and Win 7 Pro 64. I have a qx9650 extreme chip and 2 gtx 280 video cards, 8 gigs of Corsair Dominator ram and a Creative Titanium Pro sound card. Drivers were all updated. Everything was running pretty good after the inital install, a few freeze ups maybe while playing WOW, vista 32 does the same thing, occassionally. After dell repaired the watre cooling they also replaced the mother board, this ruined my dual boot setup and after talking with microsoft tech, they did a repair which fixed the dual boot problem. Then the freezes became more often. And can happen at anytime, sitting at desktop, gaming or surfing internet. My descent setup is now crap. Currently I used driver sweeper 2.1.0 and removed the nvidia display drivers, and am now running windows display driver 8.15.11.8593 5/14/09 WDDMV 1.1 and these didnt fix it either. Any help would be appreciated. Thx

Answer:Windows 7 ro 64 Freezes requires hard reset

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Serbsniper


Hi I have a problem which has gotten worse over the last few days. I have a dell 730 xps with water cooling, the water cooling fan went out causing over heating and shut downs. I have a dual boot setup with 2-500 gig hard drives, Vista 32 Ulti and Win 7 Pro 64. I have a qx9650 extreme chip and 2 gtx 280 video cards, 8 gigs of Corsair Dominator ram and a Creative Titanium Pro sound card. Drivers were all updated. Everything was running pretty good after the inital install, a few freeze ups maybe while playing WOW, vista 32 does the same thing, occassionally. After dell repaired the watre cooling they also replaced the mother board, this ruined my dual boot setup and after talking with microsoft tech, they did a repair which fixed the dual boot problem. Then the freezes became more often. And can happen at anytime, sitting at desktop, gaming or surfing internet. My descent setup is now crap. Currently I used driver sweeper 2.1.0 and removed the nvidia display drivers, and am now running windows display driver 8.15.11.8593 5/14/09 WDDMV 1.1 and these didnt fix it either. Any help would be appreciated. Thx


Hi and welcome

We are going to need a ton more info before we can be of much use to you.

First thing we want to do is look in event viewer. Next time you freeze type eventvwr in search. goto the windows log>application tab. You want to look for errors ( they have red "X&... Read more

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Hi

The last few times I started my computer, the system comes with the warning:

"Windows requires a digitally signed driver
Driver: Broadcom NetDetect Driver
Service: BASFND
Publisher: Broadcom Corporation
Location: C:\Program Files\Bra...\BASFND.sys"

Windows suggests to uninstall the program or device that uses this driver and check the publishers support site to get a digitally signed driver.

The problem is that I have no idea of which program or hardware is using this driver. All the drivers I have installed in my computer are from the computer manufacturer.
I have also been at Broadcoms homepage and there is plenty of things to download there. But I dont want to ruin anything.

Suggestions on what to do?

System: Windows Vista 64
 

Answer:Windows requires a digitally signed driver

Broadcom is your onboard ethernet, I don't see why it would suddenly complain unless there was an update.:confused You can disable driver signing but it only cures the symptom and not the cause.
 

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I have recently installed windows 8 and when I boot the PC up it says
Press enter to boot from USB.....
If I press that then it will boot from the installation media , however if I don't press anything it will boot to windows 8. The problem is ; If I remove the USB with the windows installation on it , and then boot the PC up, it tells me it cannot
find any bootable OS.
I went onto my BIOS and put Windows Boot Manager as the primary boot , and then the hard drive the OS is installed on as the secondary boot. But this did not help it.
Any help would be appreciated
KingSpon

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I have recently began having an issue with my Windows operations. When I click on the START button the menu flashes up and goes back off. I restarted my computer and received a startup option list that blinked rapidly until I hit the arrow key ( or mouse ). I was instructred to choose a device that would start up first ( options were Hard Drive or CD Drive ).
I chose Hard Drive and the reboot completed but now periodically the Start up button will work normally and sometimes it simply flases up and back off.
Not sure what to do at this point.

Well we have discovered the problem was with the keyboard.
 

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Good afternoon,
I am not a user of Windows 10 but my dad (who is not good with computers) now has a computer with Windows 10. I am trying to help him with a problem that occurred this morning. Everything was fine with his computer yesterday but he says he turned it off last night but kept the powercord plugged in. This morning, when he went to turn it on, his computer no longer required at password at startup, his background picture of his dog was no longer there and it was replaced with a tree. Also, his desktop icons are no longer there. I have zero idea about how to help this situation and I have no idea what happened. Can someone please advise?
Many many thanks,
Erica

Answer:Windows 10 no longer requires password at startup

Hello Erica, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Since this has just recently happened, you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before it happened to hopefully quickly undo and fix this.

System Restore Windows 10

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From time to time, I put my computer(with operating system Windows 7) to sleep mode, and when I try to log back in by typing my password correctly, and hit enter, it won't let me log in. I press enter with my correct password typed in several times, and then later on have to click "Switch User" and type my password again to log in successfully. There's only one user on my computer. What is the problem?Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows 7 requires me to click Switch User

sleep mode is meant for laptops, not desktops. Try using a screensaver instead.Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions 7 Medals

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Hi everyone having a nightmare, bought a new comp from mesh couple of weeks ago.
vista home, problem is when i tried to update my creative Xfi soundcard driver,vista will not istall new drivers.
Tried latest drivers , tried old drivers from cds from mesh,totaly wiped any software from the comp ,ie cleaned registry switched off system restore.
Tried taking the card out of the motherboard putting it in anotherslot.
keep getting message [this operation requires an interactive windows station] .
Whats an interactive windows staion.
Why is vista not installing my soundcard now.
 

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Vista problem with sky mail. I have set up the account and as far as I can tell all is correct, however when I try to retrieve mail a window pops up titled Windows Security and it requires a user name and password. I have tried all combinations but no luck. BT internet emails work fine by not sky.
Account includes pop.tools.sky.com, smtp.tools.sky.com, My SRA ticked, 465,995, ssl ticked etc. Any one have an answer?
 

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I recovered my laptop using "keep my files". I had a HP keepsafe Password,but didn't have any for my windows.Now Simple pass is uninstalled because of recovery but by windows asks for a password but there wasn't any. Please help!

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Hello,
I try to completely delete a folder from C:\Program Files (x86), after I uninstalled the program it contained, but I get this message:
"You require permission from administrators to make changes to this folder"
But I am the administrator, no?
Thanks

Answer:Can't delete folder - Windows requires Administrator permission

mibaup said:

Hello,
I try to completely delete a folder from C:\Program Files (x86), after I uninstalled the program it contained, but I get this message:
"You require permission from administrators to make changes to this folder"
But I am the administrator, no?
Thanks




I think you might be having the same problem as in this thread...I posted a link to my fix near the end:
Unable to move/copy etc. files within C: drive? - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello, new here, first post.
The truth is here somewhere, HELP!
Windows 7 home Premium
HP p6320y
AMD Phenom II X4 820 2.8GHz
8GB RAM
Radeon HD 4670

I installed Windows 8 on a separate drive and for me to get it to boot I need to change to IDE in the bios. If I want to go back to Windows 7 I need to go to msconfig and change my default OS to Win7 before I leave Win8 and restart. I then need to enter BIOS and change back to AHCI.

While running Win7 in the Registry Editor under System/CurrentControlSet/services I have a
amdide
amdsata
msahci


While running Win8 in the Registry Editor under System/CurrentControlSet/services I have a
amdsata

and not the other two.

Does anyone one know if these values can be added with maybe a hot fix to the win8 registry? And if so would that allow win8 and win 7 to run in ACHI setting? Or would I be left with a smoking conversation piece?

I found this Mr Fixit, but would like a nudge from someone knowledgeable before trying.

Would this Mr fixit do it? Microsoft Fix it 50470
Error message occurs after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive

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Hi, I have read through all instructions on how to grant myself permission and I am still having problems. I have downloaded totalcommand, installed take ownership, alternative filemanager to delete files using a gui. I have followed these instructions but come to a problem at stage 2, 5 as this part shows that I am already the owner. It doesn't say trustedinstaller is the owner?? it wont allow me to even change owners anyways and when I click take owner ship nothing happens either?? What can I do??

Give Permission to the folder/drive that you are facing the issue with.

In Windows Explorer, right-click the file or folder you want to work with. From the pop-up menu, select Properties, and then in the Properties dialog box click the Security tab.
In the Name list box, select the user, contact, computer, or group whose permissions you want to view. If the permissions are dimmed, it means the permissions are inherited from a parent object.
Turn off UAC (User Account Control)

Before you can do anything, you must turn off the UAC, or you will be locked out of the following steps.

1) Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> User Accounts
2) Click "Change User Account Control Settings"
3) Move slider all the way down to "Never Notify"
4) Reboot

2) Take Ownership

Yes take ownership. Even though you are logged on as an Administrator, you can't change files that don't belong to you. The Program Files folder is set to the Trusted Installer group ... Read more

Answer:Can't delete folder - Windows requires Administrator permission

Welcome to the forum. What folder are you trying to delete?

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I read this somewhere, but I can't remember the source, or else I would have included the URL.

It doesn't seem right. My wife's 2012 system runs Win 10 just fine with an SSD, thank you, but her system does NOT have UEFI BIOS.

Answer:Is it true that the next Windows 10 upgrade requires GPT-format disk?

Without a source, that's pretty vague, I can pretty much guarantee you it's false.

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im trying to download windows local live, the process stops and i get this message"requires the US english version of microsoft outlook 2003 or microsoft outlook 2002 from offcie XP, the wizard could not find eihter etc etc"i seem only to have oulook from 2000, although the comuters only a couple of years old....ive looked in windows download centre and can find eihter of these to download or updateanybody have any ideas to get round this?will

Answer:windows local live, requires outlook 2003?

If that's actually what it needs, then you are going to have to go buy Office XP or Office 11 if you really want to use Local Live. You're not going to find a legitimate free download of a premium product, though.....

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I hardly even need a password for my puter. My online passwords are high security, long and complex. I really do not want to type those in every time I start. I do have a much simpler one that I've been using for the laptop.

I've even selected to start without a password, but it still asks for my Live pw. I've also tried cancelling my Live account, but haven't been able to so far. I would hate to give up my Outlook email account, and might have to if I cancel live.

But something has to give. If I can't get a few of these pains taken care of, I'm slamming it in the can and going back to 7.

Answer:8 requires Windows Live password to start, change that?

Hello Sine, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to set Windows 8 to sign in to your user account automatically at startup.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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once my computer shuts down it loses windows xp, it doesnt go past "welcome to windows xp" and i have to re-install wimdows xp afresh losing all my data in the process, what could be causing this?
 

Answer:My computer requires that I re-install windows xp everytime it shuts down

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Hello and thank you for reading my thread.I apologize, I think I posted this in the wrong forum. I have reposted this in Windows 2000 help forum. Could a moderator please delete one of these posts. Thank you.My AMD Athalon has a 250 gig seagate drive in it, and has 500 meg of ram. The O/S is Windows 2000, service pack 3. I use it at home for personal use.I have made this computer a single drive. It had other drives in it but I have taken them out to isolate the problem I have.When I start up the computer, I am faced with a logon screen, that says "Logon Message" (in a box)"The system cannot log you on because the domain MARKS250GIG is not available."It wont accept my passwords that I thought they should be.I actually removed all the passwords for log-on because there were no other users about for this comnputer except myself.Can someone please direct me as to how I might get my computer running again?I am currently trying to set up another drive to be the master and have the 250 gig as a slave.Thank you ImnoGuru.Sorry I meant to put in Windows 2000 as the operating system not pro.

Answer:Windows 2000 Bootup requires domain logon

Was this a used drive from another machine ? ?If so i would wipe it clean and re-install Win2K for a fresh start...

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Hello.

I need your help. For the last few days, I have been receiving on start up of my Windows 7 64-bit operating system the message on a black and white DOS like window screen (1 sample):

Checking file system on D:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is WORK DESKTOP.
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
To skip disk checking, press any key within 10 second(s).

...with many more of the same messages FOR ALL my internal physical hard drive partitions in my desktop computer.

Okay, let me elaborate -- you need to know this background: Now this ENTIRE issue started OVER a week ago for ONLY ONE drive/partition asking for a disk check for consistency for my newly installed Windows 8 Pro 64-bit partition I created/installed on another physical hard drive from the perspective of Windows 7 64-bit. Yes, I have 2 operating systems on my computer -- Windows 7 64-bit on one physical hard drive partition; I have my Windows 8 Pro 64-bit on another physical hard drive partition; and I have 3 other physical hard drives with several individual drives/partitions on them for GBs of my backed up data and other files and folders I have saved. NOTE: I do NOT dual boot. I use BIOS to switch between the OS drive I wish to boot from for whatever Windows OS I want to use. I have had no problems right along. Okay, enough of the background.

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Answer:Windows 7 Requires Disk Check NOW For All My 8 Drives/Partitions?HELP!

This happens because the default mode for Windows 8 is fast startup which essentially is like hibernation and leaves all the drives set in a mode that Windows 7 does not recognize.

You must disable fast startup to avoid the problem.

See this tutorial.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Let the disk check complete when you boot into Windows 7.

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Hi all,

I've been having this issue with my windows search for the last week since doing a clean install on my PC. Sometimes, when I try to search something up, the search would remain blank and have the blue dots rolling (it's working on something?) and no results would show. In order to fix this, I would have to end Cortana in task manager and wait for it to start back up.

Why is windows search hanging every now and then? Is there a way to permanently fix this so that I don't have to keep ending Cortana?

Answer:Windows 10 search no results, requires ending Cortana.exe

I'm having the same problem.

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Hello

I'm not an expert about computer hardware but I have recently performed a clean installation of windows 7 to my laptop then I had install about 100 updates + drivers to use the software which required me to restart about 10 times, I read online that this can stress the hard drive or some hardware component which has got me concerned about it.

My question: Is it okay if I do about 10 restarts due to windows/drivers asking me to perform the restart action?

Answer:Is it safe to restart a few times when windows update requires you to?

There are always good reasons for Windows Updates to request a restart - and it allows WU to recheck and update the list of required updates.

A clean install of Windows 7 (RTM) currently requires about 99 updates - and then there's SP1 to install, and a number of other items, to get it fully up-to-date.

Short answer - restart as and when requested, or it can actually cause problems.

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I read this somewhere, but I can't remember the source, or else I would have included the URL.

It doesn't seem right. My wife's 2012 system runs Win 10 just fine with an SSD, thank you, but her system does NOT have UEFI BIOS.

Answer:Is it true that the next Windows 10 upgrade requires GPT-format disk?

Without a source, that's pretty vague, I can pretty much guarantee you it's false.

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Windows Vista x64 decided to implement a 'security measure' by which all drivers must be 'digitally signed' to be allowed to install and run. I have a program which is compatible with Vista and x64 bit operating systems, however as its drivers are not digitally signed I cannot run it correctly - I recieve the message 'Windows requires a digitally signed driver' and access to the driver is blocked.

Is there a method of bypassing this?

Answer:'Windows requires a digitally signed driver' - How can I bypass this?

When you boot your system hit F8 and you can bypass it there. You will have to do this every boot. There are a couple applications out there that will do this for you but the names escape me right now.

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Hi,
I'm wondering if I could choose specific time at which Windows does or does not require a password to log in. For example, if it's between 17:00 and 21:00, I can boot my PC and log in with ease, no password required. Modifying Windows is the way to do it, I guess?
Thanks.

Answer:How do I choose custom time at which Windows requires password?

Hi this is the mechanism involved for requiring a password on resuming from sleep (or not) if that helps - and you have the registry information there.
Add Require a password on wakeup to Power Options in Windows 10 - Winaero

So, I suppose you could set up a scheduled task to do that.

Experiment manually first.

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Greetings all, I have been stumped with this issue for quite some time now and was finally able to find a forum like this!
 
Here's the issue: my computer freezes/hangs randomly when I'm using it. It happens more when I'm playing League of Legends, all of a sudden the mouse and keyboard stop working and the screen is frozen as well. Ctrl + Alt + Del doesn't do anything and so I have to resort to rebooting my computer by holding the power button.. 
 
I have already checked my drivers to ensure that they are all updated. I just ran FurMark and that went fine for about 20 minutes before I decided to turn it off. I've tried using command prompt and using dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth. However the issue still persists.
 
I have posted my specs below, any and all help would be so appreciated!
 
Specifications:Processor Type: AMD A10-7700KProcessor Speed: 3.4 GHzRAM: 8 GBHard Drive Capacity: 1 TBOptical Drive: 8X DVDRW Slim Optical DriveGraphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 270XDedicated Graphic Card: YesVideo Memory: 2 GBTV Tuner: NoBuilt-in Monitor: NoHDCP Compliant: NoTouchscreen Display: NoSound Card: Integrated - Realtek ALC892Audio Output: High Definition 7.1 Channel SurroundSpeakers: NoIntegrated Microphone: NoMicrophone Input: 1 x Front 1 x BackLine-In Input: 1 x BackLine Out: 1 x Front 1 x BackDigital Input: NoDigital Output: 1 x BackEthernet Port: 10/100/1000Integrated Wi-Fi: Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acIntegrated Bluetooth: Yes - 4.0... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 randomly hang, requires hard reboot

Let's start with this report:
Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
 

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Hi. I need your help.

Yesterday, my computer froze on a shut down. I had to hold the power button for 5 seconds to turn the computer off.

When I come to turn on the computer it went to the expected screen of "Windows couldn't boot up blah blah blah" Choose Safe Mode, SM with networking, SM with Command Prompt, Last Known Good Config, and start windows normally. None would work. Start windows normally would get to the Windows XP logo and then flash a blue screen with a few paragraphs of white writing (too fast to read a word) and then restart.

Every option would reboot the computer. Eventually I used Recovery Console, although I'll admit I didn't know what I was doing. I used FIXBOOT, CHKDSK, BOOTCFG /SCAN, BOOTCFG /LIST, BOOTCFG redirect and a few others i think.

Eventually something works and I managed to reboot the computer and it started windows.

However - something I did with recovery console created a default Windows.

Now when I turn the computer on it looks for the CD (Press and key to boot from CD).. when it realises there is no CD there it goes to another screen asking me to choose which operating system to boot.

(default) Windows
(default) Windows

Choosing the bottom one, restarts the computer. Only the top one works and gets me into Windows. How can I stop this boot up thing happening. How can I delete the non working 'defaut' and keep the working 'default'

Please help if you can.

Answer:[resolved] Security Analyst Requires Windows Expert

Have you tried System Restore to a date prior to this event?

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Hey all,

I have a computer that I am trying to clean up for a friend. It viruses and spyware out the rear. I hae just finished cleaning all of the viruses and worms from the computer. I have found now that it looks as if it was imaged by an organization. Its running WinXP Pro SP2, 466 Mhz, 256 MB of RAM. Its an awfully slow machine. All of its software is new. It has Office 2003 and has Symantec Corporate 10.01 already installed. That is what I used to remove the worms. I am now tring to apply MS updates for both Office 2003 and WinXP. I cannot install the WGA tool that is required to use the Windows Update site. For some reason everytime I install it says it has failed. I have gone to Microsoft and validated the version of Windows manually, but it came to no avail. I noticed that when I went to the Office update site it says that I need the administrative version of this update. Which is making me believe that I need he admin version of Windows updates as well. Does anyone know how I can change this setting? Or lead me to somwhere that does? It would be nice to download the WGA tool manually and attempt to install but I cannot find it anywhere on the internet. Thanks so much!

Mike

Answer:Windows/Office Update requires admin version

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/dow...yValidate.aspx

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I'm trying to get on my work's wifi with my Windows Phone. The phone detects the network but only gives me the option to enter a password. The network requires each individual to enter a unique username AND password assigned by the admin. Any know a solution for this?

Answer:Get on wifi network that requires username and password - Windows Phone?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question The network requires each individual to enter a unique username AND password assigned by the admin. In that case a webpage should open requesting you to enter username and password, any wifi unless the broadcast name is hidden wont allow you to enter a username ,even windows phone. you should contact your admin :)

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Samsung NP700Z3A-S03, Windows 7 Home premium
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/E81Fd2mr0ggx0zTRO0YZ2qw
 
Problem:
 
1.  Computer becomes completely unresponsive.  Cursor will move but cannot click on anything.  Ctrl-alt-del opens the menu but no selection can be made. 
                 a.  happens most frequently in Windows Explorer
                 b.  does not occur in safe mode
 
Attempted solutions:
 
1. System restore
     a.  no save points prior to the commencement of the issue
2. Memory testing
     a.  Windows mem test shows no problem
     b.  Memtest86 shows no problem (only 1 pass, however)
3. Check disk shows no problems with either disk (HDD and iSSD)
4. Seagate tools shows no problem with HDD (didn't know if I could use on SSD which is different manufacturer)
5.  Malwarebytes premium has been onboard the whole time -- found nothing
6. HitmanPro found a couple of minor problems and repaired them.  Did not solve.
7.  CCleaner downloaded...no solve.
 
There may have been other things done to try and solve--this has been going on for over a week and my memory fails me.  This computer is used for work (mostly done remote through VPN) and for law school, so I am thoroughly vexed and hopeful that someone can help.
 
Note that if you are able... Read more

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Hello,

For about a month now, I have had this Widows 7 logon annoyance: Sometimes this annoying glitch occurs which won't allow me to login to my account even though I have entered the password correctly; I have to click the Switch User button and then the 'logged in' account. My laptop is set to stay on when I close the lid; I normally ctrl-alt-del and close the lid. A solution would be most appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 logon annoyance requires me to click 'Switch User'

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kallist0


Hello,

For about a month now, I have had this Widows 7 logon annoyance: Sometimes this annoying glitch occurs which won't allow me to login to my account even though I have entered the password correctly; I have to click the Switch User button and then the 'logged in' account. My laptop is set to stay on when I close the lid; I normally ctrl-alt-del and close the lid. A solution would be most appreciated.


Why are you Ctrl+Alt+Del before you close the lid? Why not just shut the system down when you know you are not going to use it for a period of time?
Why not set it to go into hibernate at the lid closing? Which I never do, I'm a shut down type of person or just leave it running.
Is there only one user account on your notebook? And is it a Admin account or do you have 2 accounts, one Admin and the other a standard user?

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I am getting the following pop ups from time to time.

Below is the information that is in the pop up.
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Messenger Service [This is the title thats on the pop up window]

Message from FROM to TO on 7/20/2008 9:26:13 PM

STOP! WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.

Windows has found 55 Critical System Errors.

To fix the errors please do the following:

1. Download Registry Update from: www.nowfixpc.com
2. Install Registry Update
3. Run Registry Update
4. Reboot your computer

FAILURE TO ACT NOW MAY LEAD TO SYSTEM FAILURE!


OK - [This is the OK Button at the bottom of the pop up window]
-------------------------------------------------------------------
I did not press this OK button, I closed this window by clicking on the cross at the right top corner of the pop up window.

I did not do any thing as directed in the Messenger Service Window pop ups.

I keep getting this Messenger service pop ups at random intervels of time. Some times every 5 minutes, and some times every 8 minutes.

I have also attached the pop up window as jpeg file to this message.

As soon as I connect to the internet, even though I dont open Internet Explorer, I see lots of data being downloaded.

Note: Previously there were only 5 svchost.exe process running in my task manager. Now there are 6 svchost.exe process running in my task manager.

Just two weeks ago my computer got infected with malware ... Read more

Answer:Popups - Messenger Service : STOP! WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

I searched for the files that got created in the C:\windows folders since today and found that a svchost.exe file was created in the C:\windows\system32\drivers\svchost.exe . I tried to delete it, but could not as it was running. So I rebooted my system and after logging in again I went into the C:\windows\system32\drivers folder immidiately and deleted that svchost.exe file before it gets running again. Now I was able to delete that file. But I am not sure if my computer is completely cured or not.

If you need any more latest logs like the DSS logs I will rerun DSS and post them here. I also ran DSS before the deletion of svchost.exe, but this time I just got only one main.txt file (maximized) and I did not get the minimized extra.txt file.

This is the DSS log file that I ran before the deletion of the svchost.exe file from C:\windows\system32\drivers folder


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by PComputer on 2008-07-21 02:31:16
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Total Physical Memory: 383 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-07-21 02:31:48
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 1 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.0.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe... Read more

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Hi All,
We have a system with Smart card login. Some server under domain controller require a smart card login and some others do not require.
For the servers which do not require smart card login I can change domain user passwd by clicking ctrl+alt+del
For the servers which requires Smart card login when I try to change domain user password again it checks smart card and after that give an alert like smart card drivers are not installed for this operation.
I want to keep smart card login but I do not want it to require smart card login to change domain user password.
Do anyone know a way?

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A notification in the task bar says that there is a Java update available on my Windows XP professional computer and I click on it and it presents me with a message "Java installer requires a newer version of Windows." and I hit OK. but later in the day or another day, the same update available shows up with the same requires a newer version of Windows when I click on it.
Why is Java trying to update itself on a version of Windows that the newer version is not compatible with? how do I stop it from showing up?

Answer:Java update available - Requires newer version of Windows; repeat later

Hi Sylveon You should disable the Java Auto Updater program that is being launched on start-up. You can easily do that via the msconfig panel, under the Startup tab. Like for Java Update Scheduler and disable it. Once done, go in the Services tab, look for a service with the same name and disable it as well. That should do the trick.

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Hi.

First post here. I've been volunteering at our local library, providing some tech support. I finally got all their computers upgraded to Window 10 just before the end of July( and the free upgrade period ). I hadn't noticed at the time that some of the computers didn't have Office 2010 installed on them, and some of the patrons have been asking for it.

The library does have a volume license for Office 2010 Professional Plus. I got on the MS site, and downloaded the .iso file for that, and the product key, and am trying to install it. I'm getting an error that says

This product requires Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 or above

Everything I've found on the web indicates Office 2010 is certified to run on Windows 10.

Not really sure what I need to do.

Any help is appreciated!

Marc

Answer:Error installing Office 2010 on Win 10, requires Windows 2008 SP2

This problem appears to pre-date Windows 10. The last 'do it myself' solution offered here would seem to be the one you want..





Method 2: Turn off compatibility modeTo resolve this issue, you must disable compatibility mode before you try to install Office 2010.



https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2267642

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Hi.

First post here. I've been volunteering at our local library, providing some tech support. I finally got all their computers upgraded to Window 10 just before the end of July( and the free upgrade period ). I hadn't noticed at the time that some of the computers didn't have Office 2010 installed on them, and some of the patrons have been asking for it.

The library does have a volume license for Office 2010 Professional Plus. I got on the MS site, and downloaded the .iso file for that, and the product key, and am trying to install it. I'm getting an error that says

This product requires Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 or above

Everything I've found on the web indicates Office 2010 is certified to run on Windows 10.

Not really sure what I need to do.

Any help is appreciated!

Marc

Answer:Error installing Office 2010 on Win 10, requires Windows 2008 SP2

This problem appears to pre-date Windows 10. The last 'do it myself' solution offered here would seem to be the one you want..





Method 2: Turn off compatibility modeTo resolve this issue, you must disable compatibility mode before you try to install Office 2010.



https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2267642

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After the last updates, my computer required a login password. I tried blank and then ran Live CD to find the password. It could not. I finally had to reformat and reinstall.

It worked great the rest of day. Then it updated and all of a sudden, the same problem is back.

Any Help????

Thanks!!!

Answer:After most recent windows 7 updates, computer requires a login passwor

Hi i would go back to a restore point before thr updates. and see if it requires a password if not then i would set a password then do the updates again then if your password works to log in then can change it back to not using a password.

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