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WINDOWS KB3086255 MS15-097

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Microsoft KB3086255 deals with the security bulletin MS15-097 which identified secdrv.dll as a risk. The real problem is that this was provided by Sony long ago as an API DLL to their SecuROM disk check copy protection product. Open an elevated command prompt and run: sc config secdrv start=auto This will fix the problem and most games …

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ERROR CODE 0X80240017

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Error Code 0x80240017  occurs with Visual C++ 2015 runtime that fails to install. This error is seldom seen as most people have their systems updated automatically. vc_redist.x86.exe vc_redist.x64.exe We have seen this error occur when pending updates for Windows 7 and above have not been installed completely. Run windows update and then try installing the …

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DUAL BOOT

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Many PC gamers find that their old favorite title does not work with the latest greatest version of Windows available. The MBR has a 2 TB limit while the new GPT has an 18 EB limit. The older MBR can support 4 primary partitions per hard disk and more extended partitions. The GUID GPT can …

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WINDOWS SUPPORT LIFECYCLE

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Microsoft releases new versions of Windows every few years. Microsoft also releases service packs and platform updates periodically. Following many questions Microsoft has now released a support matrix. This provides the exact dates for general availability and the last day of support (Windows updates). Each version of Windows will have 5 years of mainstream support. This may …

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ERROR CODE 0X80190194

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Error Code 0x80190194 has been seen with Windows update servers (WSUS). When checking for updates, clients may all fail with a 0x80190194 error. It is caused when certain updates are removed from the server but the database is not updated. For example, when Microsoft removed Live Essential from Windows Update, the installer fails as the …

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LIST OF GAMES FEATURING 64-BIT ENGINES

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A few games offered 64-bit versions to enthusiasts to experiment with. WIndows XP x64 was popular as it could use 4GB or more memory and it offered much easier memory management. This list is compiled from game system requirements. 2014 saw a trickle of 64-bit games while 2015 saw a flood of 64-bit games. 2016 …

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ERROR CODE 0x80070043

Error Code 0x80070043 surfaces with networking in Windows among other areas. This has been noted mostly with internet connections with Windows Explorer connections to Sharepoint and other hosts etc. It appears that for the most part it is due to the way networking is setup with Windows. This error has not been managed to be more …

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ERROR CODE 0X0000013A

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The KERNEL_MODE_HEAP_CORRUPTION bug check has a value of 0x0000013A. This indicates that the kernel mode heap manager has detected corruption in a heap. This comes out of the kernel mode miniport drivers were somebody forgot to add enough error handling. Type of corruption detected: 0x3 : A corrupt entry header was detected. 0x4 : Multiple …

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ERROR CODE 0X887A0006

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Error code 0x887A0006 has been seen with the DXGI layer of the Windows graphics system. The application’s device failed due to badly formed commands sent by the application. This is an design-time issue that should be investigated and fixed. Ordinarily this layer of the graphics subsystem is not ordinarily used by graphics programs. 0x887A0006: DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG is …

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ERROR CODE 37

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Error code 37 means there was a problem with the device driver, This has been know to occur when the driver is damaged for one reason or another. To fix the problem the device driver disk is needed to reinstall it from the driver package.. Testing a beta build of Windows sometimes trashes the driver …

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