Category: windows 7

64-BIT WINDOWS: CRAM IT WITH RAM

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32-bit Windows games are limited to 2048MB of main memory and 512MB video memory. 64-bit Windows is backwards compatible with existing games while providing many more resources for the new generation of games. Most gaming rigs have 4 memory slots, we strongly suggest using 4 identical sticks for best results. Some Intel motherboards may have …

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MICROSOFT VIRTUAL PC

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In 2004 Microsoft released Virtual PC to the public as a free download. It allowed users the ability to run separate Windows session in a window. The Virtual PC 2004 release could run DOS and up easily. We tried a Windows 95 disk as well as a Windows 98 SE disk and we could run …

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RACKS OF MACHINES

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In the old days people used shelves and tables with computers on them all wired up to the internet. This was common for web servers before machines became powerful enough to be consolidated. As network moved from 10 megabit to 100 megabit it was now possible to run games with remote desktop as easily as …

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REMOTE DESKTOP

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Remote Desktop as it is know today first was provided to Window XP and Windows Server 2003. Previously Terminal Services was used with earlier versions of Windows NT. See racks of machines. Remote Desktop connections are available with the professional versions of Windows. This is not available with the home versions which only have client …

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ERROR CODE 0x00000005

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Error code 0x00000005 can arise in several situations.  Generally it is seen with a corrupt system. This is one of the more generic errors used by the kernel32 level components. SYSTEM FILE CHECKER Open an elevated command prompt and run: sfc /scannow This tool will take several minutes to complete, it will make sure all of …

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WINDOWS ACTIVATION

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Windows now requires activation to prevent unlicensed use. Windows XP and higher now use Internet activation. A mechanized phone option is available for those who do not have Internet access. To check your activation status you can press win+r and then slmgr /xpr Windows will then show a dialog that indicates that Windows is permanently …

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ERROR CODE 0x800704DF

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If you ever run across error code 0x800704DF, it usually indicates a problem with one or more of the Windows system components. SYSTEM FILE CHECKER Open an elevated command prompt and run: sfc /scannow This tool will take several minutes to complete, it will make sure all of the Windows components are OK and not damaged. …

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ERROR CODE 0x80004005

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If you ever run across error code 0x80004005, its one of the generic errors that is used by Explorer when problems occur. This has been seen with Windows XP and above. It can come up with extracting zip files, copying files from disk to disk etc. Sometimes it may be needed to open the command prompt …

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ERROR CODE 0X8DE00005

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Microsoft changed their email system when they rolled out their new cloud services. This meant that lots of users of Windows Essentials, Outlook and other email programs could not connect to their email accounts. Microsoft wanted users to adopt the mail program in Windows 8 and above. Meanwhile the cloud team have tried to make …

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ERROR CODE 0xC000021A

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Error Code 0xC000021A is a driver fault that can can happen when driver mismatches exist. This usually arises when driver uninstallers fall to remove all obsolete components when upgraded. This error has been seen with Windows XP onwards. The error is thrown when Winlogon.exe or Csrss.exe fail. The error arises when the driver stack is not consistent. Sometimes …

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FIXING WINDOWS UPDATE

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For some reason gamers have problems with Windows updates. Numerous causes have been noticed over time. Microsoft has a free tool called Fix It for Windows 7 that can reset the updates and allow you to get them installed. To get that tool refer to: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058. Windows 8 and above integrates the troubleshooters into the …

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JAVA

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Java is a programming language that is very popular. It was first released in 1995. Unlike C or C++, Java uses are more complete run-time which created a new model called middleware. Middleware is the idea of using additional layers of software to consolidate assets. Java has a runtime, class libraries and compilers. Java is …

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BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH

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The Blue Screen of Death is better known by its acronym BSOD. More accurately it is a stop error seen in Windows NT 3.1 and onwards to protect the system from possible error and file damage. BSODs can be caused by poorly written device drivers or malfunctioning hardware, such as faulty memory, power supply issues, …

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