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WINDOWS MEDIA CREATION TOOL

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The Windows media creation tool is designed to upgrade a machine or it can make and ISO disk image or bootable USB stick. There is no fault tolerance, if there is a problem with the USB stick and you have to start over, expect to have to download it over again. The tool does not …

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LIVE MAIL 2012

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Microsoft has stabbed Live Mail 2012  users in the back. Live Mail 2012 comes as part of the Live Essentials 2012 package for Windows 7 users. Microsoft dumped Live Mail in favor of using other solutions. Part of the problem is that Microsoft has put all of its resources into the Outlook project at the …

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FIX MAY 2016 UPDATES WINDOWS 7

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Users of Windows 7 may have noticed May 2016 updates were not working properly with their machines. Some media posts have accused Microsoft of sabotaging the updates. We have Windows 7 x86 installed on an old Toshiba A70 machine which cannot run Windows 8 or above..Toshiba used obsolete DX6 hardware which is below the Windows …

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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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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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ERROR CODE 0xC0000005

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Error code 0xC0000005 is seen with Windows 7 SP1 when explorer.exe stops responding. What is happening is a race condition is occurring when a thread closes a handle to an object that is being destroyed causing the fault. The problem seems to exist in the network stack : Networkexplorer.dll Networkitemfactory.dll Networkitemfactory.mof Networkitemfactory.mof Networkmap.mof Microsoft has a …

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ERROR CODE 0x800F0922

Error Code 0x800F0922 is seen with Windows Update. If this error is presented it suggests that Windows is so badly corrupted that it cannot be repaired. If this error presents, install a new disk and install Windows fresh and then use a USB cable to recover personal files. Unfortunately there is no easy way to fix …

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ERROR CODE 0x80072EE2

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Sometimes Windows 7 users may see error code 0x80072EE2. This can occur when the update server is busy. Windows Update servers might be experiencing an unusually high number of requests for updates. Close Windows Update, wait 10 to 15 minutes, and then run Windows Update again. You can also wait for Windows Update to run at …

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WINDOWS 7

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Windows 7 was released generally on October 22, 2009. Windows 7 extended support which will expire January 14, 2020. In 2016 when we installed Windows 7 on a laptop, it now downloads over 300 updates. Updates will generally install overnight if the machine is powered up and idle. The updated Windows 7 upgrade assistant has …

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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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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 7

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This list originally was compiled for Windows 7, however Windows Vista, 7 all are based on the same code base (Longhorn) and the issues presented are consistent for all versions. We have another list of games with known issues from Windows Vista. We have many old games. Unfortunately some games are not compatible with Windows …

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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 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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