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ReadEventLog API never returns when read remote Windows host side Windows event log

Question: ReadEventLog API never returns when read remote Windows host side Windows event log

We have one service App reads remote hosts side Windows event log periodically. It first open remote host side Windows log to get the handle.
Check hEventLog not NULL here.
ReadEventLog(hEventLog, ...);
ReadEventLog never returns (stops) sometimes. It blocks thread.

These API also never return:
GetNumberOfEventLogRecords(hEvent, ...)
GetOldestEventLogRecord(hEvent, ...)
Could you help what happened on there, never return? How can I check further?

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Hello, I recently tried to filter events of the .NET runtime provider by their event ID. This should be accomplished through enabling the .NET runtime provider with
EVENT_FILTER_TYPE_EVENT_ID flag being set in the EVENT_FILTER_DESCRIPTOR structure, unfortunately the
EnableTraceEx2 function returns 87. If I try to enable the provider with the
EVENT_FILTER_TYPE_SCHEMATIZED flag instead of the EVENT_FILTER_TYPE_EVENT_ID, the provider gets enabled so I came to the conclusion that the
EVENT_FILTER_TYPE_EVENT_ID is the invalid parameter.

Enabling the session:
The LogFileMode member of the EVENT_TRACE_PROPERTIES
AND EVENT_TRACE_PRIVATE_IN_PROC (<- supports this mode scoped filters?).

According to
MSDN enabling scoped filters should be possible for private logging mode sessions or am I missing something?

Useful MSDN links:

Logging Mode ConstantsEVENT_TRACE_PROPERTIES structureSystem Error CodesEVENT_FILTER_DESCRIPTOR structure including filter typesWhat's New in Event Tracing (includes scoped filter availability statement)

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I have a powershell script that works on Windows 7 with powershell versions 3, 4, and 5. The same script ran on Windows 10 the command gives me a OSWriting error:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Write-EventLog -LogName ClearLoftwareLabels2 -Source Scripts2 -ComputerName COMDCLKD01 -EventId 1 -Message Test
Write-EventLog : The operating system reported an error when writing the event entry to the event log. A Windows error code is not


At line:1 char:1

+ Write-EventLog -LogName ClearLoftwareLabels2 -Source Scripts2 -Comput ...

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

+ CategoryInfo : WriteError: (:) [Write-EventLog], Exception

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : OSWritingError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteEventLogCommand
The command is writing to a Windows 12 server with a custom log file. The Windows 7 users have been using this for several months with out issue. We are starting to roll out Windows 10 and we are seeing this.

I have read plenty of blogs and various articles with no success at finding information around Windows 10 and security to remote event logs.
The full command is:

Write-EventLog-LogNameClearRunAwayLabels-SourceScripts-Message"This entry will cause a scheduled task to run for clearing print jobs."-EventId3-EntryTypeInformation-ComputerName ???????

Looking for ideas or solution to why I am getting a write error, if the account or command can not access the reg to find the event... Read more

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Hi There,
i have a situation where i have a client who has a graphic design workshop.
they currently bought a bunch of dell workstations with intel i5 and i7 cores with nvidia quado fx gpu cards.
now they want to give their user's the ability to do photoshop and illustrator work remotely, so far traditional rdp don't seem to work so well.
however, we are wondering if we can use remote fx on these workstations.
we tested using windows 2008r2 with nvidia card and hyper-v just to test the concept and windows 7 as a guest.  so our client were happy on the test concept of remote fx.
but now they want their users to access their workstations directly with remote fx via windows 7 as host on a real machine and not on hyper-v.
any help is greatly appreciated.MattLok

Answer:Can windows 7 host computer provide remote FX for remote users who need to connect to their windows 7 workstations?

Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.
As we know, Microsoft RemoteFX is a new feature that is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).
For your question, I would like to share the following answer with you:
Q: Are you planning to introduce RemoteFX also for Windows 7 because there are many scenarios where the remote system is not a server but a high end workstation?
A: RemoteFX has been designed as a Windows Server capability to support the growing demand for multi-user, media-rich centralized desktop environments. Windows 7
will be supported as a virtual guest OS under Hyper-V.
Hope it helps.
For more information, please kindly refer to the following link:
Explaining Microsoft RemoteFX

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Hello, I'm very new to the site so if this is in the wrong forum, I apologize.

Here's my problem though.

I'm using a Dell studio xps with windows vista. A few months ago, I updated my itunes from 9 to 10 (and more recently 10.2) Well everything worked fine before this update. Now most of the time, not all but about 90 % of the time, whenever i open itunes to play a song i get...

Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed: A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available.

The songs don't play at all, not a single one and I'm not sure why.

Now I have no idea what to do. I was reading somewhere to check the event log, which i did and found a few errors but I don't know what they mean, and then sometimes, my event log doesn't even work and I'm pretty sure it has something to do with this. If anyone has any suggestions on resolving this issue I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time and feedback.

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Not sure if I have this is in the correct area. I asked this in another area but may have been wrong area so I am asking here as well. I have windows 7 pro on my main (at the office) machine and windows 10 home (laptop) I have done the suggested
registry changes, the group policy suggestions and still cannot see a microphone on the client (laptop) I have a usb headset but the mic is not available and shows none available while viewing sound options on main machine from client machine. I have a new
version of windows 10 pro but have not installed until I find out which version or versions allow this. I attempting to use a ham radio remotely but even if I try to use skype on main machine while remote on laptop no mic is available. I can control main computer
and hear playback audio but no recording audio available.

I have pulled out most of my hair ;-)

Thanks in advance

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I'm a programmer, and have a question for you
windows 7 guys.

Currently using Vista Ultimate and I tunnel into my
work connection using SonicWall VPN software.

I then fire up a remote desktop session and get
to my work computer. Its critical that I be able to
remote in to both program and do maintenance.

So in looking at my upgrade options (migration as upgrade)
on Paul Thurmonds site. I see the Home Premium Family pack
is a steal. But...I also noticed that Remote Desktop is NOT
supported as a feature.

If this is true, can I use another way to remote into my
work connection with Home Premium? What to do?

If not, I'm stuck with at least Win 7 Professional and I have 3 home
computers I'd like to do.

Thanks for your advice.

Answer:Windows 7 & Remote Desktop Host Question


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I recently attempted to clean my system of some malware and thought I was successful.  When I was doing a Nvidia driver update the installer kept failing.  I addressed that as a unrelated issue and tried every possible permutation of solution, driver sweeper, safe mode installs, etc., etc.  When I took a look at my Windows Events I notice failed events related to the Nvidia installations. 
Details :  " Microsoft.VC80.CRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.6195" 
                 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ShellStreams64.dll "
Now, Bitdefender doesn't finish running.  I can't see my graphics card.  I cannot install drivers or some software with Windows Installer.  Occasionally my mouse emulates the left button constantly being pressed, i.e., you don't have to click it, just hover the cursor over any executable object and it executes.  This can be reset temporarily with a reboot.
I've spent 3 days trying to read boards and fix it myself.  Short of professional help, I'm so frustrated, I'm about ready to do an OS clean install.
You guys are my last change. 
Below are the requested log posts.  Thank you in advance for your help.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - ... Read more

Answer:Strange Behavior - Side by Side and AMD Patch Event

It now seems something as completely taken up all the space on my C: drive.

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I've tried deleting both of those and the one for the viewer can be removed but the windows one I can't do anything too.

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Phoenix Viewer\PhoenixViewer.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.4016_none_d0893820442e7fe4.manifest. Component 2: C:\Program Files\Phoenix Viewer\Microsoft.VC80.CRT.MANIFEST.

Answer:Phoenix Viewer [Event ID:78 Side by Side Error]

Hello and welcome

What process did you use to attempt to delete them, where and how.


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The Event Viewer has been showing for a week, ever since Windows 7 was installed by my tech person, Kernel Event Tracing and sometimes the word 'circular' is in this string, and now today 'side by side' , all of this is showing in the Administrative Events in Event Viewer The side by side is alluding to the newly downloaded email Incredimail, which I downloaded because Windows Live Mail was driving me batty, due to all of its inconsistencies and idiyosyncrasies,

then I downloaded Thunderbird, did not like it or Eudora, so Incredimail now is showing errors, something to do with 'bin' as well as 'side by side'

If no one has a solution to these problems, I will fully understand. I have looked Kernel Event up on internet blogs and did what was suggested, changing the maximum limit to 60 instead of 20, changed the page file, and none of this helped.


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I am using Windows 7 X64 with 16 GB ram. I recently noticed in event viewer an error message that started on May 7th and every time I boot into windows this errror message appears. I have tried to repair and uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 and 2010 x64 and x86 without any success of the error going away. I checked on google for the error and was told its not an error to be conserned about but I would like to get ride of it finally

Any help would be appreciated
Here is the error message

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\Installer\{EA1FAE0F-2354-4E32-B423-ABAE8E358F91}\recordingmanager.exe". Dependent Assembly rpshellextension.1.0,language="&#x2a;",type="win32",version="" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
- System

- Provider

[ Name] SideBySide

- EventID 33

[ Qualifiers] 49409

Level 2

Task 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-05-15T21:30:02.000000000Z

EventRecordID 1326908

Channel Application

Computer ReuvenA-PC

- EventData



Answer:Side by Side error in Event Viewer

I was able to find out what was causing the issue. It was realplayer of recordingmanger.exe. I was able to take a strace and posted it below

ANy help would be great
Begin Activation Context Generation.
Input Parameter:
Flags = 0
ProcessorArchitecture = Wow32
CultureFallBacks = en-US;en
ManifestPath = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\iepeers.dll
AssemblyDirectory = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Application Config File =
INFO: Parsing Manifest File C:\Windows\SysWOW64\iepeers.dll.
INFO: Manifest Definition Identity is WindowsShell,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df",type="win32",version="1.0 .0.0".
INFO: Reference: Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls,language="*",processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df",type="win32",ver sion=""
INFO: Resolving reference Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls,language="*",processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df",type="win32",ver sion="".
INFO: Resolving reference for ProcessorArchitecture WOW64.
INFO: Resolving reference for culture en-US.
INFO: Applying Binding Policy.
INFO: No publisher policy found.
INFO: No binding policy redirect found.
INFO: Begin assembly probing.
INFO: Did not find the assembly in WinSxS.
INFO: Attempt to probe manifest at C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Microsoft.Windows.Common-... Read more

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When I'm reading a message I have to scroll right to see the rest of the sentence. Is there a way to show the entire message in one window?


Answer:Solved: Remove necessity to scroll side to side in order to read text.

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Can Someone please expain what remote technology is being used in a "Side BY Side" configuration, and what is the purpose of installing a virus protection and malware removal if it makes exceptions for the MALICIOUS jerk that keeps remote administering to my MACHINE. Please explain how in the world it got on my PERSONAL PC. AND WHY!!! HOW TO FIX IT AND EXPLAIN HOW TO STOP IT!!I am NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON a DOMAIN ...but I am a REMOTE download from HELL. A NETBIOS PC would think that would be easy enough to trace ...but I am remoted from a NASTY LOSER and COWARD from HELL THAT HAS TAKEN AWAY ALL OF MY CONTROLS AND ABILITIES FOR FEAR OF GETTING CAUGHT ...BECAUSE IT TURNED OUT I HAD A PRETTY GOOD BRAIN!!! THIS IS SO SICK AND NOT FAIR ....SINCE IT IS MY PC THAT THEY PURPOSELY CRASH and it is NOT FUNNY it IS SAD!!PLEASE HELP! For the last three years, My resumes gone now-where, I apparently applied to "Fake" jobs and companies, and to make matters worse, Aside from MY LADDER money they pocketed, and my other online accounts they screwed up, They took my account off J-DATE, and Pretended that the SIRANO corp was part of that corporation... When it is JDATE is clearly a subsiderary of This is a STALKING NIGHTMARE that shows NO sign of Stopping themselves. They have made it impossible for me to use technology, get a new job and to even get a date. EVERYTHING IS DONE ON-LINE ...this is CRUEL, MALICIOUS and MEAN. THIS STALKER is SICK and NEEDS to be relinquish... Read more

Answer:How to remove Side-By-Side remote Config

I was going to tell you how to disjoin the PC from the domain & to run hijack this but after I read that your money was stolen, I suggest that you take the machine to the FBI. How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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I received a windows network error and went into events log and it has a warning on it. How do I resolve? do I need to assign a task to it or somehow delete. There are several events with warning from source Microsoft windows kernel processor power. Please

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Hello - I know there have been a number of posts on this subject but I have been unable to find a solution. I have 2 Win7 machines, both running SP1.

My HP Pavilion is running 64-bit and my Dell Latiude E6400 is running 32-bit. I can successfully RDP from my Dell and even my Apple iPad (via an RDP client) into my HP Pavilion. However, the problem is that when I try to RDP from my Pavilion into my Dell I get connected but all I see is a BLACK from the Dell machine. The only thing i can see is the Status bar at teh top telling me that i am connected. A few moments later I get a popup message telling me that the machines have failed to communicate.

I have confirmed that RDP settings are identical on the Pavilion and Dell. I have even downgraded the Dell NVIDIA graphics driver to an older version based on the recommended version on the Dell support web site.

At this point I am at a complete loss on what to try next. I find it very strange.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

Thank you.

Answer:Remote Destop Connects but Remote Host Screen Stays BLACK


Temp disable your anti-virus and firewall to determin if this is blocking the ports.

Also, can you copnfirm that you have a password on the PC's user account? Windows wont let you RDP to a PC that isnt password protected.

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When I click into one windows the other slows down and lags. Whats is the cause of this?

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I am trying to fix my friends computer which is having several weird issues. When you login everything appears to be normal but Windows loads to a black screen with a cursor. Ctrl + Alt + Del to task manager and I can run explorer.exe to restore the desktop. However the problem now is once your at the desktop all programs when you try to run them pop up with an application failed to run side-by-side configuration is incorrect. these problems are not apparent when the computer is ran in safe mode, but I can not figure out what to do. I checked the registry HKLM software windows nt logon and explorer.exe is the value.
Malwarebytes when ran in safe mode does not detect anything either.

Answer:windows logs in to a black screen, programs have side by side config

Some possibilities: this application failed to start because side-by-side-configuration is incorrect

Was this computer upgraded from Vista to Windows 7? If so that may be the cause. You can try doing a Repair Install of Windows 7 to see if that corrects the problem.

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With the introduction of the new and clever 'Snap' functions, two basic functions for organising the desktop seem to have been lost. I and others have tried asking the MS Community, but are struggling to find the vocabulary needed to ask the question, and are getting only non-answers.
So, I will try here..Questions:Noting that these very basic features have been available in all previous versions and editions of MS Windows:
1. How do I now, in W10, get two desktop app windows (DAWs) to share the desktop equally? This used to be achieved by having two DAWs active, and then selecting 'Show windows side by side'. Now, in W10, selecting 'side by side' results only in a cramped tiling of active windows.
2. How do I now, in W10, get DAWs to 'remember' their last setting of size and position, such that re-opened DAWs will open with the same size and position that they had when last closed?
3. Could someone give a direct answer to these two questions, providing the solutions as steps to be taken in W10 - or, will someone confirm that these features are no longer available, in W10?
Two windows, one desktop, i.e.: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Answer:Updated: W10 App Windows: 'Side by Side', & Setting Default Size/Position..

If you drag App1's title bar all the way to the left side of the screen, it'll "snap" to the left. The same for App2; drag the title bar all the way to the right side of the screen for it to "snap" to the right. (This can also be done using the keyboard short cut "Win + left/right arrow")
The old function for right clicking on the task bar and selecting "cascade windows, show side by side, etc" is still there, but now it allows for more open windows, and depends on your screen size.
As far as I can tell, open windows do remember their last position.

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i cant open my windows live movie maker due to Side by Side configuration error. Can anyone help me?

Answer:Windows Live movie Maker Side by Side configuration error

Isn't that a Win 7 app?

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all instructions can be found here at


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i hate vista. but I gotta work on them cause they break.
I have a laptop handed off that is "stuck" in terms of the way it displays the file system [Windows Explorer].
How do I get this thing to display the side-by-side hierarchical view? you know... computer, drives, top level on the left pane, and the drill-down in the right pane???????


Answer:? Vista Windows Explorer in side-by-side panes like good OS's??!!

The tree view is to the bottom left of the file view, below the favorites.

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I downloaded and installed Ubuntu and sectioned off a part of my hard drive for it. I intended to have it set up to run both windows 7 and linux together and let me choose which boot disk I wanted to use at start up. Ubuntu took over and so I read through some forums online. I can now get to the Windows 7 loading screen but it freezes there. I have my install disc and was hoping someone could assist me with getting windows 7 back. I do not care if I loose Ubuntu. I am currently sitting with the Administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe from the System Recovery Options Menu with my Windows 7 Disc in the tray. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated (if i can save my HD great if not I can live with that).


Answer:Unable to boot Windows after installing linux to run side by side

You'll need to boot System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly.

Make sure the Win7 partition or its 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred) is marked Active first: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

If this fails after three separate repair attempts with reboots using DVD or Repair CD, boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD to doublecheck which partition is set Active, then click on Win7 HD to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, OK, Apply, reboot.

If Win7 doesn't start, boot DVD/Repair CD to run Startup Repair 3 times again.

If these fail, change the Active flag to Win7 partition if it is on SysReserved. Try Rebuild MBR and if necessary Startup Repairs again.

Linux can corrupt Win7 beyond repair so you may need to copy out your files using Win7 disk or Paragon Rescue CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Then run full Factory Recovery from its partition at boot, or using disks you've made or order, or use the Win7 Install DVD to clean reinstall following these steps: Reinstalling Windows 7

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I can't install or uninstall any software.
Most of the installed software are not working.
The default windows apps are working and few of the installed games are working (Witcher 3 - don't know how) .
Tried to reinstall Visual C++ Redistro but not working as none of exe files are opening with side by side config issue.

Answer:Side by side configuration issue since Windows 10 Update on 09 Aug 2016

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I can't install or uninstall any software.
Most of the installed software are not working.
The default windows apps are working and few of the installed games are working (Witcher 3 - don't know how) .
Tried to reinstall Visual C++ Redistro but not working as none of exe files are opening with side by side config issue. can you perform a sfc scan?
And check that there aren't any pending OS updates and app updates
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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This is a VERY interesting read. It is amazing what they have changed in the last few months.
You may only see this dialog window once or twice, but Microsoft wants to get it right. The Vista-like (Aurora) background has been replaced with a light blue one that we've seen on All the text has been changed as well. "Find out what's new in Windows 7" is now "Go online to find out what's new in Windows 7" and "See more new features" is now "Go online to learn more." Furthermore, the "Learn more about new Windows 7 features" has been replaced with two bullets:
* Discover new features that can help you be productive, stay safer, and have fun
* Find out everything you need to know about setting up your computer
Read More: Side by side: UI changes from Windows 7 beta to build 7057 - Ars Technica

Answer:Side by side comparison of Windows 7 Build 7000 & 7057

Its an exhaustive article; lengthy but worth reading. Strange, in the Start Menu, Microsoft has decided to put Computer & Games together in build 7057. Wonder why !?

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Title says it all. I tried to have a Chrome window and a Spreadsheet showing side by side but it doesnt work. It works fine with IE9 and Firefox. Is this the case or is there a setting in Chrome I can change? Or is this a Windows 7 fault??

Answer:Show Windows Side By Side .... doesnt work with Chrome?

If you use the windows key and the right or lef arrow key on an open window that shortcut will move the window to the left or right side depending on which arrow key you have used.

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Hi there,

So in XP one was able to select open windows from the taskbar via holding CTRL and left clicking on each one, then right clicking and tile / arrange vertically the selected windows...

In windows 7 I cant seem to do it automatically. Yes i can do it manually with three or more windows, but i shouldnt have to.

I cant get three or more windows to tile next to each other, i can only get two windows to go side by side via the snap feature.

Any ideas on how to get three or more windows side by side semi-automatically?

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Window snap - How to get three or more windows arranged vertically side by side?

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I sometimes find that some pictures look more or less the same & like to compare them side by side to see which I like best.

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Hey guys,

So I've gotten back from where I spend my summer break, and I am back home, to my lovely desktop. I was very happy about this but I came back to face a couple of problems/errors. I had a registry issue which gave me a BSoD but I solved that. Now my issue is with Windows Live Messenger.

I used WLM for about 30 mins before signing out...I was messing about with my iTunes library & music...about 45 mins later when I tried to login to MSN, I got this error message:

C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.


-Uninstall & Reinstall WLM (3 times) - each reinstall was followed up by a reboot as well.
-Downloaded and Installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86 - For 32 Bit Systems).

Can someone please help - thanks!

Answer:Windows Live Messenger - Side-by-side Incorrect

Have you used Revo Uninstaller to remove it? Have you gotten it from the Live Essentials site? Have you tried older versions like 8.5?

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Until quite recently I could right click the taskbar and select 'Show windows side by side'. Now, when I make that selection the open windows always stack on the left hand side of the screen. Are there any suggestions as to how I can get back to showing the windows side by side?
I am on windows 10

Answer:Show windows side by side fails to work.

Have same problem -- found need to play with the windows key + cursor keys to get them to snap side by side.

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I used to be able to peruse both at the same time, but suddenly this feature does not work. I'd like to restore this feature to my word processing activity. I used to go to the View tab, then click Zoom, but the side by side feature doesn't work, & I don't know how to access it. Does anyone know how to do this in MS Works 9? Thanks for any help.

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Hi Everyone!

I have 2 screens open side-by-side so that I can verify any duplicate content. When I scroll either document, they both scroll which isn't very helpful.

Can someone offer a suggestion on how to stop the simultaneous scrolling?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.


Answer:Word 2003 Side-by-Side Windows Scrolling


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with windows 7 it was so easy, when I had two windows open, be it word, a browser or windows explorer to chose show windows side by side......they seemed to snap together or were easily encouraged to do so.

with windows 10 the two windows seem to stay over to the left of the screen and both only take up approx 50% of the screen....I try and stretch them to, which works of a fashion but not remembered next time I start the PC....

not sure urge if there is something I should be doing to make this work better...


Answer:unable to tile two explorer windows side by side

I'm not sure, is this what you're looking for:

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When I attempt to open my windows live messenger the following error comes up:

"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail."

I've tried to uninstall/reinstall and repair it. I don't understand what to look for in the event log to fix this. I am using Windows Vista Home, and my PC is an HP Pavillion.

I hope someone can help out

Answer:Windows Live Messenger - side-by-side incorrect

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Windows 10 Home 64xWhen I click on the taskbar & select 'show windows side by side' it shows them stacked instead. It doesn't work the other way round - when I select 'show windows stacked' it shows them stacked, as it's meant to.Any ideas why this is happening & how I can get it to work as its meant to?Thanks

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I run a HP [VISTA-64] computer with HP Upgrade to WIN7 DVD. I have run the DVD a few times, and *basically* W7 is fine. There is ONE issue though. When I have a few family JPGs open and go to the T-B, click on 'Show Windows Side by Side', it does not work right, as it did in V-64. The last time I reformatted, then upgraded to W7, Side by Side worked *once*, then...never again. Almost seems like something else I run 'kills' the ability to view a few JPGs [comparing]. My Wife will not use this W7 computer until I get this squared away. I cannot find a thing about the problem, and nothing on the HP Tech URL either...

Any Help ??


Answer:W7 Taskbar 'Show Windows Side by Side' Prob.

Hello BillsLastStand, welcome to Seven Forums!

Maybe a clean install will fix your issues, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

Just backup all your important data first.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I am a student and need to install many types of software over and over again.
If I understand it correctly, windows makes backups of all DLL-files to prevent the DLL-hell scenario from happening.
But as I need to install/remove many programs I end up with a lot of garbage (I asume) in my winsxs folder.

Right now I have a winsxs folder of 11.3 gb, an application folder of 7.5gb on my 120gb ssd (windows) drive and about 117gb off apps (and games) on my storage drive.

I formatted my laptop this summer but I am concerned that my drive will get flooded with storage data faster then I can remove apps from my C-drive.

What I would like to know is:
- In what case does winsxs backup all my DLL-files
- How can I prevent windows from doing that? (protable apps?)
- How can I prevent the DLL-hell scenario while preventing sxs growth?

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Hey guys im having a problem with Windows Live Messenger.

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.4148_none_5090ab56bcba71c2.manifest. Component 2: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.1_none_e163563597edeada.manifest.

This is what is displayed in my Event Viewer and i have no idea to fix it. Any help would be greately appreciated.


Answer:Windows Live Side-by-Side Configuration Error

Hello Andrew!

Welcome to the Vista Forums! I hope you enjoy your time here! Thanks for creating a new thread!

This error isn't the easiest to fix, but it also shouldn't be impossible.

Basically, although Windows can store two different version of a component, it cannot actually run two different versions at the same time.

The main available versions for that component are:




As you can see, neither of the conflicting components is using the very latest file version. Now, what to do about it!

Windows Live is a Microsoft product. It is unusual for a Microsoft Product to have this sort of old file versioning issue, as long as it is up to date.

Can you please download a new copy of Windows Live Messenger from here: Windows Live Messenger 2011 - Instant messaging (IM), video chat

and install all of your Windows Updates.

If this doesn't fix it, we can look at more technical fixes, but hopefully we won't have to go there.

Thanks again, and the very best of luck,


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I use Dell Studio 1536 with this resolution :

It is important for me to keep 2 apps in same screen at least, for example IE and Translator.

I also tried to edit regedit as a tutorial found on Bing said to follow to enabling this feature.
but the problem still is alive and restrict me just to switching between apps which is not comfort.

any solution ?

thank you

Answer:Metro side by side windows doesn't work

Try this:

ModernMix? - Run Modern (Metro) apps in a window on your desktop with ModernMix?

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Well today when i came to run 2 of my programs i got an error which says "
The application has failed to start because of its side by side configuration is incorrect.
Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more details."
so i searched a bit about the error and i found that i have to reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package 2005 and 2008 so i did and that didnt fix the problem.

Answer:Windows 8 side by side configuration is incorrect

You need to figure out which specific version you need. This can be difficult. There are many small incremental versions.

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Well, i have completely installed windows 95 (Windows 95 4.00.950 C with plug and play), and after the install, i turned it on, starting windows for the first time, all good, then as i clicked on start windows, this message came up " missing or corrupted, please locate interpreter eg. c:windows/command"
so i was stuck, the only windows i could get on was safe mode, i looked for the, it was fine and in the right place, now as you know my floppy drive is broken, the only acess to a disk, and the external zip drive, the driver is now outdated, and a soon as its detected, the computer freezes. i cannot search for hardware as i am in safe mode, and i cannot do direct cable connection, as i said, safe mode, when it searches for another comp, it automatically disconnects!
and i went to microsoft, theyve seen this before, infact they told me how to fix it, BUT IT REQUIRES A BOOT DISK, I HAVE NO FLOPPY!
heres the link please dont just say something like "why do you want windows 95" because that wont help, I need solutions PLEASE, i dont wanna get rid of my laptop!

Answer:Windows 95, wheres theres a good side, theres a down side!

win95 is gay/solution/win2000

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So I've always had this as a minor frustration, but I'm taking the time to find out if there's a solution to the problem, and the problem is this;

Whenever I have an open set of documents (say two folder-trees) and I use the "Show Windows Side By Side" (SWSbS) option from right-clicking the taskbar, it always seems as though Windows puts them on the wrong sides of the screen. Specifically, if I have the C: drive showing in my first window, and the D: drive showing in my second window, I'll click the SWSbS option, and it will put my first window on the RIGHT side of the screen, and my second window on the LEFT.

This may not seem like a big deal, but logically they should be the other way, because then they would match up with the order of their taskbar buttons. When I go to access the LEFT window by clicking on its corresponding icon in the taskbar, I have to click on the RIGHT taskbar button.

It's a minor annoyance, but it's frustrating because it seems like the window placement is arbitrary. Is there any way to get Windows to look to the taskbar to figure out what order it should put the stacked windows in?

I've just gone with the manual CLICK>DRAG, CLICK>DRAG and moved the windows to where I want them, but this kind of defeats the purpose of HAVING the feature in the first place!

I just want to be able to have the right window match the right taskbar icon, and the left window match the left taskbar icon. Is this too much to ask???

In a related ... Read more

Answer:"Show Windows Side By Side" --- is there a way to control it?

Okay, after posting, I kept looking elsewhere and found that there doesn't seem to be any internal way to control the behavior of the windows (silly, I think), BUT...

I was able to find a program called "Taskbar Button Manager" that is built to do just that. It runs in the background, and allows you to move the taskbar buttons around. That's pretty much all it does, but it seems to work well.

If anyone else runs across this problem, you can find the software by searching on or your preferred software site. It's free but requires a valid email address for use.

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Win 10 show windows side by side shows them stacked instead of side by side

Any suggestions to fix this

Answer:Show windows side by side from taskbar

disherabcd said:

Win 10 show windows side by side shows them stacked instead of side by side

Any suggestions to fix this

Use Windows Key + right arrow key and Windows Key + left arrow key for side by side viewing.

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I?ve updated to Windows 10 and after doing so the trackpad/touchpad mouse side to side and vertical scrolling no longer work. These worked fine before converting from Windows 7. I have an Acer Aspire 5750 laptop and the trackpad/touchpad mouse hardware is ELAN ELAN driver date and version: 24/09/2015 - 

Answer:Updated to Windows 10 - now mouse side to side and...

Uninstall the mouse from device manager and reboot the computer.

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I have a question. I have vista ultimate loaded on my c drive. I would like to load win 7 RC 1 on another partition without losing my vista ultimate and all my other applications which are also loaded on my c drive. Can I do that ? or to load win 7 do I have lose vista ? Now if I can load win 7 on another partiton when I boot up my PC it should not happen that win 7 becomes the default os. I want to have the facility to choose which os to load when i start up my pc. How do I do that ?Pl help me !Sincerely,Dr Alok Modi MD

Answer:can i load windows 7 RC and vista side by side on

How to Dual Boot Windows 7 with XP or Vista a step by step guide click here

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Hi when i select to open windows to show side by side they only open to the left of the screen not filling the screen, they have only opened a few time to the correct size filling the screen a few times and dont know what is going on here.

Answer:Windows side by side dont fit correctly

Have you looked at this tutorial...
Snap a Window to a Side

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when i use the taskbar function to set windows side by side all i get is 2 small windows snapped onto the left side of my screen as oposed full screen coverage.

when i use snap by dragging it works no bother,

So far no one has been able to answer my issue so i have reposted for a fresh look.

see pic's;

1st picture i used drag to snap 2nd picture i used the taskbar to set windows side by side;

Answer:Windows side by side dont fit correctly

Quote: Originally Posted by HannibalUK

when i use the taskbar function to set windows side by side all i get is 2 small windows snapped onto the left side of my screen as oposed full screen coverage.

when i use snap by dragging it works no bother,

So far no one has been able to answer my issue so i have reposted for a fresh look.

see pic's;

1st picture i used drag to snap 2nd picture i used the taskbar to set windows side by side;

On my windows 7, when i have all my windows minimised i can not choose the show windows side by side option.

Does this only happen when you have 1 window minimised and 1 window showing no matter what size??????? For some reason when i have 2 windows opened, 1 window minimised and one showing no matter what size and then click on show windows side by side it only shows and maximises the visible window.

I got around it by keeping both windows visible and then choosing show windows side by side. At the end of the day it does not matter whether windows are minimised or not, that option should always do what it is meant to do.

Hope this helped, if not at last i tried.

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OK iv google and googled and tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Is ther a common soloution to this problem? I installed 3dsmax, but I get an error when tryin to open the program.

The application has failed to work because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.

Im running windows 7,tryin to install 3dsmax 64 bit. Any more information I can provide

Appreciate any help

Answer:Side by side error after installing 3DS Max on Windows 7

See How to Fix Visual C++ Library Missing / SidebySide Application Failed to Start Errors

You'll need to first look up the error mesage in your Event Logs. Take a look through link above and post back if you still need help

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For those of us who have yet to compare both Operating Systems check out click here The website has some good screenshots to compare each system. J.B.

Answer:Compare Windows XP with Vista Side by Side

I guess nobody wanted to have a look so I will close this thread out as it has not generated any interest J.B.

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Windows 10 will not show windows side by sideHi all.In Windows 7 when I had 2 panels open and I wanted to display them side by side, I would go down to the task bar right click and select "display side by side"Now after upgrading to windows 10 Pro when I do this I find that the panels are stacked one on top of another contrary to the instruction.I then experimented with "stack windows on top of each other", and in fact that is what it does.So now my problem is that Windows 10 will not display panels side by side when that function is selected.Any idea?Regards "Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"

Answer:Why does the Side by side comand not work in Windows 10

This might be of interest / use: pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Yoga 15 Windows 10.  I use Thunderbird and Firefox. Everytime I try to type an email, I might get 2 or 3 sentences into message when screen switches back to email screen of Thunderbird. I even changed sensitivity of pad, in case I was inadvertantly touching, but that didn't stop the action.  It's almost as if it was saying "typing too slow, I'll switch back so you can look at other emails".  the other thing is, whatever I was typing went off to ether, becuase I had to retype it. This also happened when I was using Quicken and Firefox and attempting to add something in Quicken the cursor went back to tab in Firefox.  Its kinda spooky when this happens. Is it my keyboard? and if it is what do I change to fix it.thanks for any help in this problem. 

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Mine uses up 7GB of space.
Has anyone deleted this folder or anything inside.
I have enough space but I like to be streamline.
( get rid of anything I don't use/need )

The Secret Of Vista's Winsxs Folder.

Answer:Winsxs stands for 'Windows Side By Side'

7GB worth of HDD space costs somewhere on the order of a buck or two at today's prices. The binaries in there are indeed used, frequently, and deleting all or portions of the WinSxS folder is almost guaranteed to end badly. Personally, I'd recommend against it.

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I've been running into a problem on my windows vista 64-bit, starting this morning, and can't seem to fix it. I tried opening itunes, mozilla, crysis, and other programs, and every time I do I get the error message:
"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail."
I checked in my event log, and it says the side-by-side error is number 33, if that helps. I've been online for hours now, and can only find the solution to download Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 (file name: vcredist_x86.exe) but as soon as I try to run the program I get the same side-by-side error.

any help would be appreciated

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I use dual monitors on Windows 7 Ultimate, and often need to compare two videos or photos so I use that "show windows side by side" feature a lot. But what I'm wondering, is I love how I can drag a window to the top right corner of my right screen and it will make the window exactly half the size of that screen. But if I try on the top left corner of the right screen technically it's not the edge of the desktop since there is another monitor to the left of it so I don't get that snap to option I have to manually make the window the same size. Are there any settings for this??

Answer:Windows 7 Side By Side Drag & Drop

i believe you have your screen set to extend, try duplicate, and show desktop on screen 1, you can try with win 7 desktop settings or with nvidia/ati settingsi hate computers!but cant help myself....

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when i use the taskbar function to set windows side by side all i get is 2 small windows snapped onto the left side of my screen as oposed full screen coverage. when i use snap by dragging it works no bother, asked on another forum but nobody was able to come up with a solution that works see link below and pics; Thanks

Answer:Windows side by side dont fit correctly

Windows 7 ultimate x64// amd athlon ii x2 215 dual-core processor// 4gb ram// 1tb hdd// dvd super multi drive// geforce nvidia 9200 intergrated.

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Hi Guys

Our Vista windows (which has never had any issues before) starting going crazy a few days ago (I believe it happened after a Windows automatic update one night). I have seen a few relevant posts on here regarding similar problems but none I have found are the same as ours. At this stage the things that stopped working are:

Itunes (Itunes was not installed correctly. Please Reinstall, Error 7 Windows Error 14001)
Microsoft Office, All Applications (This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.)
AVG Virus Scan (would not load at all and reinstalling did not set)
Adobe Acrobat and all email attachments will not load through Internet Explorer or Opera.
Quicktime (Side by Side Configuartion is incorrect. Please see App event log for more details)
Windows Messenger (Side by Side error also)

Event Viewer when opened says "MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap in may not have been installed correctly. Name: event viewer CLSID: FX:{etc)

I would try reinstalling Vista but the CD is in a different country still in a box waiting to be shipped so not really an option for now and all of our Wedding plans (6 weeks away) are on this computer so we cant afford to lose anything (not that we can load anything without Office)

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Answer:major side by side and windows errors

Do you have a System Restore Point that predates the problems?


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Hi my windows messenger is no working as 'its side by side configuration is incorrect'.I have not changed anything...Anyone else had this problem?thanks

Answer:windows messenger - side by side configuration

Googling this showed a couple of possible solutions.System Restore back to before the problem occurred.Uninstall Messenger and then reinstall. click here

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I?ve updated to Windows 10 and after doing so the trackpad/touchpad mouse side to side and vertical scrolling no longer work. These worked fine before converting from Windows 7. I have an Acer Aspire 5750 laptop and the trackpad/touchpad mouse hardware is ELAN ELAN driver date and version: 24/09/2015 - 

Answer:Updated to Windows 10 - now mouse side to side and...

Uninstall the mouse from device manager and reboot the computer.

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Hi, Can anyone help with this issue? My Vaio laptop has been freezing every day. I found Side by Side errors in my event log.
Here is my hijack this report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:20:42 PM, on 9/29/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\CCP.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\PowerManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\SmartWi.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care\listener.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Answer:Event 33 Side by Side

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I installed my client's vdesk program, but once I sign in, my IE7 will not open. I keep getting this message:

"Cannot find Make sure the path or Internet address is correct."

Then, the internet will open to a blank screen. I have tried entering other websites to try and see if I have access, but to no avail. Tech support for the client says that it's not anything with their system, so I am stuck trying to figure this out myself. In order to stay compatible with the client, I uninstalled IE8, and reinstalled IE7. Every search I've done is telling me that the message is a run once error. I performed steps to fix it by manually skipping, but no change.

In order to activate my VPN connection, I need to be able to access the internet from the client's side so I can get my certificate authenticated. My computer is running XP w/SP3, and is hardwired through a netgear wnr2000 router to my modem. The clients' tech people also said I may need to reinstall windows - would that work?

I'm usually very good with computers, but I'm at a total loss at the moment. Here are the specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1021 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller, 96 Mb
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Answer:IE7 will not open in VPN but works on host side

Are you trying to access the Internet outside the VPN tunnel? That would be split tunneling, and many VPN connections don't allow that for the obvious security breech it creates.

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Today after recieving my new PC and GPU yesterday, Ive been getting this side by side error config error and I cannot launch any .exe files. When i booted up my PC, I installed flash and LoL (which includes C ++ files) and everything was working fine. The following morning I guess I hadnt booted my PC down properly so the black screen which prompts you to start windows normally popped up and I thought nothing of it. After starting up, I attempted to check my email via IE but it wouldnt start. It would open then immediately close as if sometging was force closing it. I attempted to start up LoL and I got the errors in the pics uploaded. Ive been researching all morning and Ive come across a couple threads where the support said the error was most likely due to Microsoft Visual and to uninstal then instal, but I cannot uninstal due to the error in the picture and I cannot instal either since I cannot access the internet. Any help would be highly appreciated. Im using my phone btw.

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I have a large screen monitor which is wide enough and high enough to display 2 A4 size sheets in portrait orientation side by side.
I have just moved to Windows 10 with this machine and it refuses to position two windows in this manner. I have been using the task bar, right clicking and select Show windows side by side. What happens is that the two windows form the left most 2/3 of the screen side by side, but not fully occupying the screen area.
Can it be done?

Answer:Displaying Windows side by side How?

I made a reply on the other thread about the same question.
Page 2 is where I started my reply. See if it means anything to you.

Show windows side by side from taskbar

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I tried searching the forums, but couldn't find a solution.

I often work with two windows at once (i.e. firefox and excel) and have been trying to figure out how to dock them next to each other so I can work with them easier.

I assume this is a simple fix, I just haven't been able to find it yet.

Hopefully someone can help me out


Answer:Dock Windows Side-By-Side

Hello pipp22, welcome to Vista forums!

Have you tried r clicking on the taskbar, I've never 'experimented' with it so
so I don't know if that will help you or not.

Keep us informed.

Later Ted

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I am running XP Pro and have not used Windows 7 yet.

Is it possible to open two Windows Explorer windows and tile them vertically as it is in XP Pro?

I use this method to drag and drop files between folders and wondered if I will lose this option?

If so, is there an equivalent method in Win7 and what is it please?


Answer:Two Win Explorer Windows Side by Side

Hello Wireless, welcome to the Seven Forums.

I could never explain this as good as this video does:

I hope that answers your question.


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I am using Office XP,with Windows7, but if I have two Excel progams open, they are on top of each other. When I close one, they both close!
How do I get them to sit side by side?

Answer:Excel windows, side by side.

Here you go. 2 Excel.

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Would like to open YouTube and a 2nd window at same time. And have windows side by side.

Answer:side by side YouTube windows

what is preventing you from doing so now?Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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I'm new. Trying get a handle on these TABS. Can anyone tell me how to have two windows open at the same time, like when I'm copying from one into another and need to see both windows at once instead of tabbing back and forth?

Answer:how do I keep two windows open side-by-side

In your browser you can always Tile the windows, I don't use IE but I just opened it and I don't see a Tile or Cascade Windows option anymore. I still have the option in Avant Browser which I've used instead of IE for over 4 years now.

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I have a question. But after I ask it I hope that someone does not respond by saying something like, "Well you dumb a**, that's what we've been trying to tell you." In Windows 7, I was taking a tutorial which made it necessary to have two and sometimes three windows open and displayed side by side. Maybe it wasn't necessary, but it make it much easier to do. I can't do that in Win 8. Is it because I'm not doing something right, or is it because it can't be done.

Answer:display windows side by side

Hello Frank1 (Good Morning)

If you need any number of multi concurrent windows open logically, you can right click on the taskbar and select to cascade windows or uncascade windows or SHOW windows side by side or stacked.

Show Windows Stacked or Side by Side - Create Shortcuts - Vista Forums

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Dear all,

After showing windows side by side & undoing 'Show side by side', I am still having the windows restored as if they are still side by side when I open a PDF attachment from Outlook.
Please see the attachment and advise.


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I have a large screen monitor which is wide enough and high enough to display 2 A4 size sheets in portrait orientation side by side.
I have just moved to Windows 10 with this machine and it refuses to position two windows in this manner. I have been using the task bar, right clicking and select Show windows side by side. What happens is that the two windows form the left most 2/3 of the screen side by side, but not fully occupying the screen area.
Can it be done?

Answer:Displaying Windows side by side How?

I made a reply on the other thread about the same question.
Page 2 is where I started my reply. See if it means anything to you.

Show windows side by side from taskbar

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I have Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I am taking an online tutorial on HTML. I like to have two windows open side by side. One for my lessons and the other for that which I am working on. I have been sitting here for about two hours. Some times they will open side by side and other times not--most of the times they don't. One of the windows will open and fill the screen. If I restore the windows down, it might work once, but the next time it will fill up the screen. I even click on Proprieties on the IE icon and choose to open minimized. That didn't help.I've been to goodle looking at information on using Windows Snap and that doesn't seem to work. If I right-click on the task-bar and select, "Show windows side by side" it doesn't work--except for a few times it will. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Answer:Showing windows side by side

That's very simple:
Take one window by the " headline" and drag it to the left edge of the screen. Hold it there for a second (until the shape of a half screen comes up) then let go and do the same with the other window to the right edge.
if you drag a window to the top edge, it'll open full screen.

Microsoft even made a video guide for this Aero feature called Snap:

Maximize and Restore Down a Window by Drag and Drop

Snap a Window to a Side

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Where do I click on 'Show windows side-by-side to mark it in the control panel ?

Answer:Show windows side-by-side?

this is how you put windows side by side - and settings

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Everything on my laptop was working perfectly, then I had to update my Flash.
Afterwards, I tried to run Messenger and I keep getting the following error:
"The Application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect."
Other programs such as Photoshop and The Sims won't run either.

I've tried everything suggested: Uninstalling and re-installing the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages, tried System Restore (which didn't work), tried to uninstall and reinstall Flash, etc. I'm not running AVG. Nothing seems to fix it.

Is there anything else I can do?
I use Windows 7, and it's all updated.

Thanks much.

Answer:Windows 7 Side-By-Side Error.

Have you check out this link? side-by-side

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keep getting the errors above every startup regarding;
11 - "Custom dynamic link libraries are being loaded for every application. The system administrator should review the list of libraries to ensure they are related to trusted applications."
7000 - "The Crypkey License service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified."
7026 - "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
1530 - "Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.
1 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-1925592742-456944920-4000667399-1009_Classes:
Process 720 (\Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-1925592742-456944920-4000667399-1009_CLASSES"
3036 - "The content source <csc://{S-1-5-21-1925592742-456944920-4000667399-1005}/> cannot be accessed.
Context: Application, SystemIndex Catalog
(HRESULT : 0x80004005) (0x80004005)"
I have 3 admin user profiles.
Each time I login, the loading happens and then I notice my side mouse button of Microsoft Comfort Optical 3000 doesnt operate as customised in Intellipoint 7.00. It takes a long time before it does respond.
If I try to launch event viewer or mouse customisation softwares, they freeze temporarily and ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7: Event errors (11, 7000, 7026), intellipoint and event viewer freeze.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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received three error codes in a row with the following error message:Windows Operating System; Version: 6.1.7600.16385; Event ID: 11; Event Source: Disk, what do i do i need help please.........

Answer:Windows Operating System; Version: 6.1.7600.16385; Event ID: 11; Event Source: Disk

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The exact details are Log Name:      Application
Source:        SideBySide
Date:          9/23/2015 1:28:53 PM
Event ID:      80
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Angela-PC
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Slingplayer Desktop\Slingplayer Desktop.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component
version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\windows\WinSxS\manifests\ Component 2: C:\windows\WinSxS\manifests\

if someone can help with this error in my event log i would be so grateful.

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Good Evening,

My PC is steadily failing with a variety of blue screen errors -


Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 07/10/2010
Time: 00:06:29
User: N/A
Computer: PHIL-E2A3E8C94F
Error code 1000000a, parameter1 806f8360, parameter2 000000ff, parameter3 00000008, parameter4 806f8360.

0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 1000000
0020: 61 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d a Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 38 30 eters 80
0030: 36 66 38 33 36 30 2c 20 6f8360,
0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 66 66 000000ff
0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
0048: 30 38 2c 20 38 30 36 66 08, 806f
0050: 38 33 36 30 8360


Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 06/10/2010
Time: 22:23:54
User: N/A
Computer: PHIL-E2A3E8C94F
Error code 10000050, parameter1 e4733000, parameter2 00000000, parameter3 80582627, parameter4 00000001.

0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 35 10... Read more

Answer:System Error - Event Category (102) - Event ID 1003 Windows OS

are these errors occurring out of the blue or do they happen when you run certain things? did you recently install new drivers or updates? posting the full specs of your machine and which operating system would also be helpful.

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no info comes up with diagnosis/analysis for this URGENT item in Event Log...was directed to you for further assistance.      Add'l/same problem w/Event ID 100. Please advise ASAP?  Tnx, Karen


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So basically my pc restarts whenever it wants its getting really annoying, it comes up with serious error and it either says its device drivers or ram, but ive tested my ram with the windows diag and mem test with no errors, and ive updated all my drivers, so im not sure, any help would be muchly appreciated,

this is from the event viewer, ill have to post a copy of my next serious error report and anything else that would be helpful, thanks and plz plz plz help

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 4/21/2007
Time: 2:34:13 AM
User: N/A
Computer: EZMIKE
Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 805607c5, parameter3 f3283a84, parameter4 00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 38 1000008
0020: 65 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d e Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 63 30 eters c0
0030: 30 30 30 30 30 35 2c 20 000005,
0038: 38 30 35 36 30 37 63 35 805607c5
0040: 2c 20 66 33 32 38 33 61 , f3283a
0048: 38 34 2c 20 30 30 30 30 84, 0000
0050: 30 30 30 30 0000

Answer:System Error - Event Category (102) - Event ID 1003 Windows OS

got these last 4 minidumps too

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Hello All,

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a local area network of four Windows 7 PCs. The PCs are named Term1, Term2, Term3 and Term4.

Term1 is the server PC.

When I map to Term1 from the other Terms(2,3 and 4) I always used the command:
Net use F: \\Term1\c /user:Admin 1234

This worked fine before; now it suddenly refuses to connect this way ? I have to replace Term1 with the actual IP address of Term1 for it to work.

have tried the following Admin CMD commands:

int ip reset

All of these commands make no difference; I just can't connect using the server name (Term1).

What I strangely noticed is that from any of the terminals connected to Term1 (using the IP address); if I use, for example, ping Term1,
I get an address return of;
this address of will
display if I ping to Term2, Term3 or Term4.

I cannot find any solution on the web for this strange problem.

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P4 2.6
512 Ram
120 HD
Radeon X800
XP Pro, SP2

I have read through many of the threads and tried alot of fixes (including the Spyware Trojans and Virus Removal stickey) but have yet to find a solution.

As far as I can tell, Windows sets itself to default settings each time I reboot. It offers to give a tour of XP, asks if I just plugged in speakers (the speakers I've had installed for 2+ years) and the visual themes/desktop are reset to what they were out of the box. My files do not seem affected, and I can usually set a new background photo temporarily. However, I often need to reinstall programs (i.e., if I want to open a Word document, windows proceeds to install office) or if I open a game, the software functions as if I am a first time user while i proceed to load a file that is ages old (and occasionally minimizes for no apparent reason).

It seems like my computer has amnesia all of a sudden, a la 50 first dates.

Like I said, I have tried several fixes, the virus and trojan removal guide helped me clean out some adware, and I update and use norton very regularly, which keeps me pretty clean of viruses. But windows still resets and pretends like I've never existed. Any thoughts?

Answer:Windows XP returns to default

this may not be right but here goes my guess, the CMOS battery on your mobo?
Thats all i can think of this early,what are you logging on as admin--user--etc?
sounds like its been good to you up till now.


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I am running Windows XP Home in a mult-user environment, but when I try to log off, even if I am the only user it returns to the Desktop.So I go Start-Logoff-Logoff and am back to the desktop.Switch User and Shutdown still works fine.Has anybody any ideas, it doesn't seem to have popped up on any other discussion group previously.

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No matter what I type into the search box in the start menu, windows 7 search always returns "No items match your search." This happens even with things that I know for certain exist. (e.g. cmd) FWIW I once uninstalled windows search because I didn't think I would use it, but then I realized that this removes ALL search functions and not just the realtime search (which didn't happen in windows XP.) When I reinstalled it, this started happening. No matter what I try (e.g. uninstalling and reinstalling again) this still happens.

Answer:Windows 7 search always returns no results

FIGURED IT OUT: There's a registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced In this key there are two values (both hex dword) Start_SearchFiles Start_SearchPrograms Uninstalling Windows Search sets the value of both of these to zero, when they default to something else. However, reinstalling Windows Search does not restore them to their default setting like it probably should. By manually setting both of them to 1, it re-enabled the windows search function from the start menu. Somebody might want to notify one of the Microsoft software engineers that they should correct this issue so that reinstalling Windows Search properly configures this registry key back to its default setting, that way if anybody else does what I just did they'll avoid the same headache I went through. (I don't know how to contact them myself.) I am using Windows 7 but I think this issue probably applies to Vista as well. How I came to this conclusion : Reno Jim's suggestion that I try under a different account lead me to the solution. Noticing that it worked under a different account, I figured were going to be looking under HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Given that the start menu is a part of explorer, I navigated down to software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/explorer, and looking through a few different keys I noticed these two interestingly named values under the "advanced" key. Googling their names lead me to a tweak site that showed what they do,... Read more

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if i open my docs on the desk top as of today all my files and folders have suddenly returned to 21st october, the date i transferred files to this new computer.
All changes to folders and their contents, and files since are not to be found.

another strange symptom, possibly related... if i create a file in a folder (for example a drag and drop copy), and then open say, microsoft frontpage, frontpage cannot see the new file, however many times i reopen the program or however many new files i create.
looking around i have now just found all the documents with the correct dates etc via the path C:\Documents and Settings\andy\Mes documents

any ideas what has happened, how to stop it happening again?

need help!



Answer:windows returns all files to october

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Almost every time I've done a Windows Update check I get an error - either the windows servers aren't in the firewall exclusions or the time isn't syncronised between my PC and the update servers. Or something equally unintelligible!

Anybody had similar or other results?

Answer:Windows Update returns errors

which version of windows 7?

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Im trying run:

DISM.exe /Cleanup-image /AnalyzeComponentStore

But i get:
Version: 6.3.9600.17031
Error: 50

DISM does not support servicing Windows PE with the /Online option.

The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

Windows 8.1 instaled with UEFI mode.

Why error 50? There is any workaround?

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Hey all,
I cannot figure this one out.
In the past I have used the windows key and then would type the name of the application and it would find it and I could run it that way.
However, with Win10 that appears to have vanished. I only get options to search the web.
Anyone have a solution for this?

Answer:Windows key search never returns applications

In Win7 pressing the Windows key brought up the Start menu with its Search box, not present on Win10 Start menu. However, one can use the Windows key + the R key to bring up the Run box to type a name in, just checked it by typing in Firefox and it opened the browser just fine, maybe a tad slower than clicking the icon.

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after going thru erasing partition and repartiitioning and install XP it goes through several miniutes of loading files and such but always comes back to do you want to set up windows Xp screen where yo repartition ect. It is just a loop and there is no system on it right now so I am stuck?Help?

Answer:computer will not load windows xp, returns to

The answer is probably in here.

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As shown in the diagram below, I have a central office and two branch offices, these offices are connected by a private routing service that has no connection to the Internet, the telecommunications operator in each office installs a router with a LAN and a WAN IP and configuration of these devices cannot be changed except the LAN IP. Only the central office network that is have a router that has internet access. Remote offices have no access to the internet, what is needed is that remote offices can access the internet using ADSL router at the central office. There are a small devices in each remote office that must connect to the internet and do not support any configuration except IP, mask and gateway, for example you cannot add a static route. Currently the pc&#8217;s at remote offices has IP communication with the server from the central office using a static route.
Does the solution would be to put some VPN routers between each LAN and the operator&#8217;s routers (where RT yellow star appears in the diagram) and put the hosts of the two branch offices same IP range that the central office network?

I had thought to use RSV400 routers, Is this the most appropriate equipment for what we want to do?


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A few weeks ago I worked with Super Dave and removed a number of infected files.I was very pleased with the results and think my antivirus program is now working well.Yesterday after sleeeping overnight the computer showed; Explorer can't display this page.I checked the settings in Explorer and they seemed as they should be. My connection to the net was OK.I looked through my notes and found an old entry where I had recovered from a similar situiation with a 'clean boot'.By going to 'msconfig' and hideing and disableing all Microsoft services my computer seemed to recover. I felt good.After being asleep for a few hours the machine seemed to have reverted to it's former, can't display state. In short:I had to go through the clean boot again to get on the net...Any thoughts as to what's going on?

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Good Morning,

We have a call to the DLL in order to try and get the short path of a file that we need to open in an embedded browser.

It is working for all users except one. For this user we call it with \\NEWORK_DRIVE_NAME\users\USER_NAME with her user name being 9 characters.

It returns ************. We can create any directory as a sibling to her USER_NAME folder and it fails.
ex. \\NEWORK_DRIVE_NAME\users\test12345 fails

But if we reduce the directory with 1 character it works
ex. \\NEWORK_DRIVE_NAME\users\test1234 works

The permissions are the same on both directories. So the call to the DLL is working. It is only when the DLL tries to obtain the short path that it fails.

If we use the same directories and call the DLL as a Domain Administrator it works.

Do you know there might be any permission/security problem/setting that might cause this?

Thanks in advance

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