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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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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 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 usually …

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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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WIN32K.SYS

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WIN32K.SYS is a low level component of WIndows. It’s the kernel side of the Windows subsystems. The includes the graphical user interface infrastructure including the USER, GDI and DirectX. DirectX is handled by DXH.SYS. USER32.DLL and IMM32.DLL make up the window manager. GDI32.DLL MSIMG32.DLL make up GDI. D3D8THK.DLL is the DirectX thunk. TWSRC_32.DLL is the print driver. WINSRV.DLL …

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ERROR CODE 0x80072F8F

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This error code has been seen with problems in Windows activation. This occurs when the system clock is not set correctly. To the problem reboot the machine and enter the BIOS and set the correct date and time. Then restart the machine and you find Windows will activate properly. If you are installing Windows 10, …

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