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  1. I have had PC Matic for some time now. At first all 5 devices I had listed to be covered were, in fact, covered. Lately, two of the devices are not being scanned at all.
  2. 2017-11-24 This month noticed that One very large Windows 7 update is not installing. It attempts to install, restarts the computer, says it is updating computer then says update failed then reverts back. All this installing and reverting back is taking up to a 5 minute wait for it to revert and finally offer me a sign in screen. The primary update which seems to be causing the issue is this - below first line is update name and then other info about it. 2017-11 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4048957) Download size: 203.
  3. Hi All, In the past week or so I have come across Windows 7 Laptops and PC's having an issue with logging in to profiles. When you have inserted the password and gone to log in a black screen appears with a moveable cursor, but the task manager will not appear. On a couple of PC's it finally logs in after a period of time, others it does not, unless it would be a longer waiting process for it. Does anybody know what the issue is and how to resolve it? Best regards, Ash
  4. Possible Windows 7 No Update Problem Again. I say possible, because I want to make sure before I go and look at the other Update problem thread here. As I said, this is now the 2nd time ( if there is a problem ) I've had this problem this year. I had it a few months back, & used something like Mr Fix It for Updates & it fixed the problem. But before I go look at the other thread about this subject here, I want to know for sure I have it again. I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. And was wondering what is the latest/last update others have had to their computers? Mine is showi
  5. Yesterday morning, my wife sat down at her desk and saw nothing but a bad image error window for an application. Computer had apparently rebooted overnight and in trying to x/close the window, wouldn't allow this, had to click on OK and that just presented a similar window for a different program - this happened over and over again, many times, apparently for every program that was trying to launch on startup. Searched and searched on another PC for what this might be - was finally able to run AVG which found something (I can't recall what) but indicated it couldn't be repaired/healed. Ende
  6. here are the symptoms: 1) I get bsod spontaneously, it could be a few minute into usage or couple hours into usage, sometimes a whole day before it crashes. 2) I get a different error every time i get a bsod, its either from bad video drivers, bad usb ports, bad memory and bunch of other random reasons as suggested by dump files. 3) The above only happened very recently, the computer was rock solid for months. what i've done to find out the cause: 1) I used driver verifier to check my drivers, they appear fine but I reinstalled my video driver anyway. 2) I used windows memory diagnost
  7. I was using my laptop last night and it randomly had a blue screen error and then shut down. After that I've tried to boot my laptop but it wouldn't load, it kept asking to either launch startup recovery or start windows normally. When I choose to start normally it stays on a black screen. When I choose to Launch Startup Recovery it brings up the "Windows is loading files..." Screen but stop after the loading bar fills twice and then restarts. I then tried pressing F8 at the BIOS screen and chose to boot in safe mode and then tried booting with Last Known Good Configuration, Both having the sa
  8. I have an old 16-bit program (circa 1995) that runs fine on two different Windows 7 Professional 64-bit computers. However, I can't get it to run properly on my new Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop. About 90% of the program's functionality seems to work fine, but the 10% that isn't working is the most critical to me. I've diddled around with all the "compatibility mode" settings for running the program and none of them do anything. I've also tried moving older versions of some DLLs to the program's home folder, but that had no effect either. Any and all suggestions welcome! L
  9. Hello PC Pitstop! I am trying to update my 64 bit Windows 7, and it is giving me the aforementioned error codes. I generally install all the OS updates from Microsoft, but have never encountered an error like this that I couldn't figure out. Searching for these error codes online brings me to Microsoft tech support forums dating back to 2008. One of the suggestions I found took me to the cmd prompt, but the first command I typed (net stop wuauserv ) resulted in "Error Code 5 / Access is denied" I'm logged in as an administrator, and I don't really understand what this command m
  10. Have you ever wondered what Windows has stored on your Windows Clipboard, which is where Windows temporarily stores content that you have copied for pasting or other use. Well if you are using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010, the Clipboard Viewer is listed just underneath the Home tab. Click on it and you will see your complete clipboard content. Clicking on any portion of the stored content will automatically paste it into the active (open) Word window.
  11. In a situation that you tried to restore your system, but it won't launch System Restore (viruses can corrupt it) and tried booting in Safe mode to try System Restore, but still won't launch there is an easy solution, First create a system repair disc by selecting Start, type system restore disc and press Enter and follow the prompts. Only one CD-R will be needed and an optical drive is required. Then boot from the CD (press key when "press any key" shows up), then follow the prompts until you get "Choose a recovery tool" page, then select system restore. Tha
  12. Maybe you need to take medicine at a certain time every day. Maybe you just want to be reminded to get up and move around so you won’t “grow to the desk.” Whatever the reason, you can use the task scheduler in Windows 7 to create a recurring alarm. Here’s how: Click the Start button and in the Search box, type task scheduler and press Enter In the right Actions panel, click Create Task On the General tab, type a name for the task, such as Take medicine Click the Triggers tab. Click the New button Select On a schedule for the “Begin the task” field Select Weekly and check the days of the
  13. http://www.thewindowsclub.com/block-websites-internet-explorer-windows
  14. Hi all! So i've had an issue with my PC for some months now, and I can't really pinpoint what could be the issue. Step 1: PC powers up, motherboard splash screen appears Step 2: PC turns off Step 3: Repeat Steps 1-2 Sometimes spamming the tab button to show the post BIOS startup message will avoid this, and then sometimes it does nothing, and SOMETIMES it will just startup correctly and load windows. Now i'm not sure what the problem could be, I thought it was a hardware issue, but everything in the PC has been replaced and is brand new, so I ruled that out. My specs are:
  15. Windows 7 supports lots of cool keyboard shortcuts, but they're not always obvious. Sure, you can find the key combo in the menu, but to make it easier for you to remember, you can also enable underlining in the menus. When this option is turned on, the menu command name will show an underscore on the letter that is combined with the CTRL key in the shortcut. To enable the feature, you need to go to do the following: Click Start, then Control Panel Open the Ease of Access applet Go to Change how your keyboard works Under "Make it easier to use keyboard shortcuts," check the box labeled Un
  16. Problems trying to run this games? check this out http://www.pcworld.c..._windows_7.html
  17. You can make the Operating System to "greet" you with a voice message. Here's how: Open Notepad and copy-paste this Dim speaks, speech speaks="your user name here or anything, Welcome to your Computer" Set speech=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice") speech.Speak speaks and the save it as .vbs extension move it to the folder C:Usersyour user name hereAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup source: Akhilesh Sharma, Tweakandtrick.com **example: Charlie, Welcome to your computer
  18. If you are in the need of multiple clocks in the system tray check the following article http://www.thewindowsclub.com/multiple-clocks-windows-7www.thewindowsclub.com/multiple-clocks-windows-7 Thanks to, TWC
  19. You already know that Windows can search the contents of your files, but it only searches certain types of files. If you have a proprietary application that creates files with an extension Windows doesn't recognize as being one of the types it normally searches, you can add the file type to the search function. Here's how: In the Start menu's Search box, type "Indexing Options" In the Indexing Options dialog box, click the Advanced button Click the File Types tab At the bottom of the windows, click the Add button to add a new extension to the list If there are file types listed that you d
  20. 1. Enable BitLocker - This can be used to encrypt any volume on your hard drive, this include boot, system and removable media. 2. Rise the UAC (User Account Control) bar - note that when installing a program you will be asked several times due the hig security. 3. Windows Update- Microsoft will be releasing important and critical patches and updates. 4. Install antivirus, antimalware and Firewall - This is one important step, specially if you use the computer for internet surfing where you can get a lot of nasty things. A good antivirus is Microsoft Security Essentials which it h
  21. Do you get tired of clicking through a bunch of folders to get to files you want to upload to Facebook or a cloud storage service or some other location? Here's a way to save a lot of stress and strain on your mousing hand: copy the path and paste it in instead of browsing. Windows 7 makes that easy: In Windows Explorer, hold down the SHIFT key and right-click the file that you want to upload. This displays more choices than a simple shiftless right-click. Now select Copy as path. On the web page where you want to upload the file, press CTRL+V to paste it into the box and you're done. No ne
  22. There will be time when you need to cancel a print job and trying right-click and end the task won't do a thing, don't get frustrated you can try this, 1. Type services.msc in Windows start menu search bar and hit enter to open Services. Navigate down to Print Spooler. Rt click on this services and ‘Stop’ this service. 2. Next navigate to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS folder and delete all the CONTENTS of this folder. Now rt click again on the Print Spooler service and restart it. 3. You can copy-paste this commands and save it as prnt_flusher.bat for example and use it
  23. Ive been havin some problems and ive finally given up, made an account for a forum and dicided to look for some more help. My problem is virtualbox at the moment. im running on xp and have been getting some 'blue screen of death' when installing windows 7 onto virtualbox. ive already installed windows 7 onto virtual box about 4 times and it just stopped working. 2 errors i have been recieving. KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR and the 'a crucial process has exited' or whatever it is. KERNEL error was happening as soon as it started extracting files but i fixed that, but if it gets to 10 percent in
  24. The Briefcase is no activated by default. If you still use this feature and need to make it back, check http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-activate-or-remove-the-briefcase-in-windows-7 TWC
  25. If you are having problems with Jump List this may help you http://www.thewindow...ng-in-windows-7 thanks to TWC
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