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WINDOWS UPDATE has failed on VistaSP1 HP Pavillion laptop

In the Start Menu it appears as an Application. Is it? Where could I download a replacement? All the various links on that page are unworkable except Check History which shows a few minor updates ...
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Upgrade Windows XP SP2 to SP3

How do I upgrade Windows XP SP2 to Service Pack 3?
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How to find Bluetooth stack name in windows xp sp2?

I have an acer laptop and I installed Windows xp sp2. I want to find Bluetooth stack name in my laptop (ie) WIDCOMM/Microsoft Bluetooth stack.
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how to stop a driver from running - it self protected and rootkit hidden

I have this serous problem For the first time I can not stop a program from running. Something is on one laptop computer that is run as system legacy driver, and self protected and hidden on ...
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Windows: Impact of clean install Service Pack 2 to applications & data?

My Windows Vista Home Premium system is corrupt and won't install Service Pack 2. I have followed all the advice from Microsoft and still no luck. I would like to perform a clean install of Vista, ...
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Missing taskbar buttons on Taskbar in Windows XP

My Windows XP only show Taskbar without taskbar buttons. I can change Task Windows using Alt+Tab Keys. In task Manager, there is show All open windows and task. But Missing taskbar buttons on taskbar. ...
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Desktop totally black, icons gone, taskbar visible, can't browse computer in Windows Explorer

Situation: Windows Vista, latest updates. After restarting to complete an installation, I find myself looking at a totally black windows desktop without any icons. The start menu and taskbar, ...
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Windows Vista: turn off UAC dimming

I'm running Windows Vista HP 32-bit on my laptop right now (used to have Windows 7 Ultimate RC 32-bit). The thing is, I miss the fact that in Windows 7, UAC could be adjusted so that the whole screen ...
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keyboard gets disconnected in the middle of work

I've noticed that my keyboard gets disconnected in the middle of work. It won't respond to commands. The indicators for NumLock & CapsLock will go off. When I uninstall and reinstall the ...
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Windows XP - Physical memory dumping

I have Windows XP Professional installed on my desktop. It shows the following errors - physical memory dumping blue screen: This isn't a new problem; I've been facing this problem ever since I ...
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Windows XP Pro SP2 hangs when Explorer is executed and locks up intermittently

Things were working fine until the other day. I've attempted a system restore with no positive results. I've scanned with Avira AntiVir, symantecs activex scan, and malwarebytes and spybot S&D all ...
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Why does explorer.exe use so much CPU?

The explorer.exe process on my Vista x64 has started using a lot of CPU recently. Restarting the process typically solves the problem. Is there a simple way to inspect the process to see where ...
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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file

I have recently installed Windows XP Pro SP2. Whenevr I try to run any .exe file I get the following error: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate ...
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Increase in Available Memory expected by adding 1Gb RAM to a 3Gb Vista 32 bit system

I understand the 32 bit Vista limit in addressing only 4Gb of memory space but I have a very specific question: I have 3Gb installed on a Vista 32 bit system with a 512Mb video card, MSI X-58 board, ...
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dragging and dropping 1gg of files into a 2gg flashdrive

I have tried dragging and dropping 642 pictures (less than 1gg) into a 2gg flashdrive. It stops at picture 511. If I use copy and paste there is no problem. It completes that task. Is there a ...
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HP Pavilion: Sound problem after Windows Vista SP2 update

I have HP Pavilion dv-2051et notebook with Windows Vista Home Premium SP1. Recently the sound of my notebook completely went off and I poked up Windows sound settings and IDT HD Sound panel to bring ...
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XP Home SP3 to XP Pro SP2 Upgrade(Downgrade?) Problems

I bought a netbook with XP Home SP3. I am trying to upgrade/downgrade to an earlier version of XP Pro Sp2. When I try to install, it says cannot upgrade to earlier version. Is there anything I can ...
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Vista startup repair renders HD un-bootable

I'm in a bit of a trouble after trying to apply Vista SP2 on a dual-boot (GRUB, Windows Vista 32 bits and Linux OpenSUSE 11.1 x64). Here is the history: SP2 would fail to install at the last stage ...
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How do I download Vista hotfixes since SP2 for a vLite image?

I am creating an up to date Vista image with vLite. Therefore I integrated SP2 in the slipstream, but the SP2 came out in May 26, 2009, according to Microsoft. There has been numerous hotfixes ...
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Vista 64 SP2 installation fails: error_smi_primitive_installer_failed(0x8007371c)

When I try to install Vista SP2, it fails and gives me the error: error_smi_primitive_installer_failed(0x8007371c) It happens if I try it through Windows Update or with the standalone installation. ...
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Can't browse internet using XP SP2 on VMware, but can ping?

I've just installed a clean copy of XP SP2 using VMware workstation 6.5.2, but the system won't get online. I can ping google.com just fine from the command line, but it refuses to let me use a ...
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win vista sp2 x64 still won't install

Since Vista SP2 came out I have been trying to update, unsuccessfully. I always go through the whole installation process, the system reboots, says it is in Step 3 of 3 and aborts with a message ...
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Windows Update not pushing Vista SP2

On two computer systems, I have fully legal and validated Vista 64-bit installs. On both machines, I use the Windows Update system to ensure I have all the latest patches and updates. Both machines ...
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Audio Volume Problems after SP2 on Vista

After installing Service Pack 2 (on top of Service Pack 1) onto my Vista machine, I now seem to have a loudness problem with all the audio devices on my PC. Even with the knob turned all the way up on ...