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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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GDI+

The GDI+ is a graphics API in Windows XP designed to make it easier to design programs that work with printers and the display. GDI+ is also available to 64-bit Windows. Windows programs do not access the GPU directly so the GDI+ acts as an API. The GDI+ C++ class-based interface is designed for use …

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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: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058. Windows 8 and above integrates the troubleshooters into the …

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SYSTEM FILE CHECKER

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The System File Checker is a tool included with Windows XP and above. It can help determine if a system file needs to be replaced etc. It’s a sophisticated integrity check  designed to recover from disk errors etc. Open an elevated command prompt and run: sfc /scannow This tool will take several minutes to complete, …

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DEPLOYMENT IMAGING SERVICING AND MANAGEMENT

You can use DISM to install, uninstall, configure, and update Windows features, packages, drivers, and international settings in a .wim file or VHD using the DISM servicing commands. DISM commands are used on offline images, but subsets of the DISM commands are also available for servicing a running operating system. DISM can be used to …

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WINDOWS XP

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Windows XP was released generally on October 25, 2001. Today XP is now in extended support which expired April 8, 2014.  Office 2003 also will expire. Microsoft will continue to provide updates for Security Essentials until April 2015. Windows XP was the first version of Windows to require activation. Previously Windows was released without copy …

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS EXTENSION

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Physical Address Extension (PAE) is a processor feature that enables x86 processors to access more than 4 GB of physical memory on capable versions of Windows. Certain 32-bit versions of Windows Server running on x86-based systems can use PAE to access up to 64 GB or 128 GB of physical memory, depending on the physical …

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