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  1. sorry but there won't be a degauss mode on a laptops lcd monitor, degauss was for crt monitors and cathode ray tubes, lcd monitors work in a completely different way. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathode_ray_tube#Degaussing so no idea what screen problem Kim Marie Anne UreƱa has but degaussing certainly won't be the fix for it. if you wish to keep trying to find a solution for your monitor, it would be best to start a new topic in the user to user forum here: http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/forum/3-user-to-user-help/
  2. that answer is for your vista pc with the problem. if you think skype caused the problem in the first place and you've uninstalled it now, i'd run a windows update and then try installing skype again from here and see if the problem goes away. :- http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/
  3. probably as long as the restore point is earlier than when the problem started, i think a windows update is the cause so it might also be worth manually installing updates 1 at a time after the restore until you find the one that causes the problem uninstall that update and hide it so it doesn't keep getting installed again.
  4. very rarely visit that part of the forum. glad it's not a forced holiday and hope he changes his mind at some point and starts posting again, i do miss him.
  5. what's happened to bruce anyway did he get a forced holiday again? tried contacting him but i've either upset him somehow and he's ignoring me or he just didn't get my messages.
  6. wouldn't touch Regcurepro with a 10 foot barge pole. as to your problem what os? assume win 7. see if these links help :- http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/windows-vista-error-message-bsvc-processor-has/ff4436ed-26aa-4734-a62a-c642e595c9c2?auth=1 http://windowsinstructed.com/fix-bsvc-processor-stopped-working-close-program/ if removing anything and everything to do with bing and/or updating skype if installed doesn't solve the problem then do the clean boot option and restart things 1 at a time to find the problem. just a thought but i wouldn't mind betting this problem has something to do with m$ new tracking/telemetry "features" for win 7 so they can track everything just like in win 10.
  7. try hitting power button and then just holding down the f8 key, you may find it works more reliably than the tapping action which we always tell people to use, or hold down f8 then hit the power button.
  8. like i said it's unusual with win 7 in my experience, you sure hp just don't use a different f key to get the options menu? have known some pc's in the past to use a different f key even though f5 and f8 are the usual, even says so on the hp site :- http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01857654 personally i would think i had a problem with my boot loader/manager if i couldn't get into safe mode without first going into windows 7 os. see if anything here explains the process and helps you figure out how to get safe mode working without first needing to go into the os, because lets be honest if you have problems and can't boot into the os for one reason or another then safe mode is useless instead of being just the thing you needed to use for a quick fix. :- http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/use-the-f5-menu-to-troubleshoot-your-pc.html
  9. that surprises me with win 7, do any keys work before windows gets to boot? for instance can you get into bios? if not then i'd gues your using a usb keyboard and the bios setting for usb devices is disabled so you'd need to use a ps2 keyboard go into bios and change that setting before things worked with the usb keyboard. either that or maybe your win 7 bootloader needs to be repaired so the advanced menu options show up when either f8 or f5 are held down/tapped on boot, also might try all f keys one at a time for each start up and see if any one works and offers you the menu.
  10. even with your edit joe, i think your still missing the point, or not correctly understanding how these things work. did you read the link on how vm's work? new motherboard with no win 95 drivers for chipset etc., install win 10 with drivers for new motherboard. everything works. now when you install software to create the vm's like vmware or virtualbox, it is this software that communicates with win 10 and the hardware and not any client os running in the vm, therefore win 95 doesn't need drivers that work with the new motherboard or any of it's hardware because it never communicates directly with the hardware, which is what hardware drivers are needed for in the first place. for example the vmware can pretend to have a floppy drive, win 95 will send the correct instructions to read/write to a floppy drive using the correct hardware drivers for a floppy drive, but vmware will catch those instructions, understand what win 95 is trying to do and then send it's own instructions to win 10 to carry out what win 95 intended and thinks is happening but is not in reality and just read/write to a file on the hard drive. another example is the client os may only be able to use a screen resolution of 800x600 with 16bit colour, so vmware will pretend to be using 800x600 to that vm os but in fact be using 1920x1080 and 32bit colours on the actual monitor, and this is possible because even though the os thinks it's talking directly to the hardware it in fact is not, and it is the host os using it's drivers that is talking directly to the hardware. hope that clears up why it makes no difference what hardware is used and if the client os has correct drivers for it to work natively, by natively i mean installed as a host os and needing the capability to talk directly to the hardware, which of course it won't be able to do, but because it doesn't talk directly to the hardware it can be run on any hardware where there are no drivers for it in a vm.
  11. far as i can see o&o software doesn't shut off anything that you can't do in the win10 os, it just places all those settings in 1 place to make things slightly easier for you. it doesn't stop the windows from still sending data to it's servers even when you have turned everything you can off, be that with win10 settings or using the o&o software. so as far as i'm concerned there is no such thing as privacy or control for anyone who decides to install win 10,
  12. type of motherboards make no difference, because it is running in a software environment, you can run more or less any os in a virtual environment including dos and win95/98 etc. the only time the motherboards come into the equation is for the host os running on the machine, they need the correct drivers to work with the hardware and not any client os running in the vm. more about how virtual machines work here :- http://www.extremetech.com/computing/72186-virtual-machines-vmware-part-i another option might be an emulator like dosbox to run win95 in :- http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=3120&letter=W not sure if dosbox is still supported or if there are any other/better emulators out there.
  13. lots of ways i should think, including running the complete win95 os in a virtual machine on a newer computer and os. what sort of files are you talking about?
  14. always make a backup image of your hard drive before making any major changes to your pc, that way if things go wrong you can put the image back onto your drive with your old os, all programs and data there and working again and be in the exact same position you were in before doing the upgrade. minimum you want to backup is all your data files as long as you have a way of reinstalling the old os and all programs you use. never rely on an upgrades ability to backup things, do it yourself manually!!
  15. terry1966

    Windows 10

    people really want to install an os where they have absolutely no control over what it does? http://www.extremetech.com/computing/212160-windows-10-still-phones-home-even-when-ordered-not-to-do-so
  16. i take it that means you've successfully completed the process of slipstreaming the updates into the win 10 iso. you use nlite guide or the other guide? it is nice to be called awesome (can tell you don't really know me. ) though and your more than welcome. i'm just glad to be able to help someone every now and then and after all that's what the forums are for. very much appreciated, so thank you too.
  17. http://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-will-remove-some-features-and-apps-upgrading-windows-7-and-windows-81 your not the only one with problems caused by the win 10 update and i can't find a definite solution for your solitaire problem but this is the best answer i could find, so hope it solves your problem. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/interplay-solitaire-deluxe-not-working-after-win10/6a72e1f4-3951-4461-90c7-c4592034cbf4
  18. should add if you run your own data/file/media servers then this "feature" of win 10 will effect the speeds of those too because it will be stealing the bandwidth usually used on those which in turn could slow your internet use to a crawl.
  19. joe i doubt it will be an issue for anyone because i'm sure m$ have made sure it's settings only use a small amount of anyone's bandwidth by first checking what they have and limiting the connections and speed to a lowish figure like 50% of someone's upload speed, but if those settings weren't set correctly and it could use whatever upload speed/bandwidth that was requested even with your very good speeds (your upload is nearly as fast as my download. ) i promise you, your internet would be at a crawl in no time whatsoever. don't forget this will be running every second your pc is turned on and capable of data sharing with every pc in the world running win 10. rgsmile if i were you i'd follow joes link and make sure sharing was turned off except for your own pc's and then not worry about it, because it won't be using your bandwidth then every time the pc was turned on. link again :- http://www.howtogeek.com/224981/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-uploading-updates-to-other-pcs-over-the-internet/ not forgetting of course to do the custom install, when you do decide to install win 10 and turn off all the other privacy issue settings.
  20. not true joe, it is always an issue regardless of if you have a high speed connection or not depending on it's settings, you can easily saturate your upload speed and when that happens i can promise you your internet will come to a crawl and you can forget about watching a streamed film or something because it will always be buffering.
  21. bittorrent is a program that sends and receives data to any and every pc that also has the software installed, so it uses both your upload and download parts of your internet connection. in fact it is a program that is frowned upon by a lot of the computer industry because it is used mostly to share pirated software like games, music and films. now seeing how a similar mechanism is now part of win 10 by default that means every win 10 pc will be doing exactly the same thing bittorrent does for the people who use it. personally i have nothing against these type of programs because they can be very useful and i've used them lots in the past to get my linux distributions quicker, but that was a choice i could make on how to get my software and what mechanisms it should use, win 10 takes that choice out of your hands by default, it really doesn't help anyone except m$ and will probably save them millions if not billions of dollars over time because they need to buy less bandwidth of their own to supply their customers. even though you say your 3 pc's are not linked, they are all on the same network so win 10 WILL share updates and stuff between the 3 unless you turn off the correct setting, same thing applies for m$ using your bandwidth when you install win 10. sharing updates between your pc's though doesn't use more of your bandwidth and will probably save you some because the update will only need to be downloaded once to a single pc and then shared with the other 2 instead of each pc needing to download the same update. hope that helps clear things up a bit.
  22. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/windows-update-delivery-optimization-faq it will still share updates with your 3 pc's on your local network though and there's nothing you can do about that unless someone decides to tweak the registry and stop automatic updates probably. oops joe beat me to it. here's an install guide to follow showing how to switch off most things like cortina when you decide to install win 10. :- http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/windows-10-doesnt-offer-much-privacy-by-default-heres-how-to-fix-it/
  23. ok, but if you have no joy then i'd consider using that guide, all you do more or less is just download the win 10 iso, mount it using winreducer then do the updates where it will download them for you, apply the updates and create a new iso with them all saved to it, then it's up to you if you want to burn that new iso to dvd or use it to create a bootable usb stick. here's another but older link from a different site showing the process using win 8 :- http://www.howtogeek.com/169522/customize-your-windows-8-installation-disc-and-slipstream-updates-with-winreducer/ here's a guide using whdownloader to download the updates first and then nlite to do the slipstream into the win 10 iso you downloaded. :- http://www.winbuzzer.com/2015/08/02/slipstreaming-windows-10-how-to-create-up-to-date-windows-10-iso-files-with-all-available-hotfixes-patches-and-security-updates-xcxwbb/
  24. http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask-question/370012-windows-10-home-upgrade-failed-error-80200053-a.html also if you do have pcmatic running on your machines then i think i'd stop it from running and then try doing the win 10 upgrade and see if it does make a difference. or try http://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3f47a2/error_80200053_help_upgrade_installdownload_failed/ link to the Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool page :- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10
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