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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #240 on: November 18, 2013, 06:24:07 PM »
What's running?
Try this Microsoft Fixit:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9767096
tried that but after ten minuets of searching for updates  i closed it...
was running word, becker cpa, chrome...That to much?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #241 on: November 18, 2013, 06:36:27 PM »
tried that but after ten minuets of searching for updates  i closed it...
was running word, becker cpa, chrome...That to much?
Probably not too much.
After Windows Update is reset, it takes a long time to do first update check.

Download this:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/dl/125/

Run as Administrator.  Press "Scan".  when it finishes, press "Report".  Post that here or PM it to me.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2013, 06:57:06 PM by DanH »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: November 18, 2013, 06:48:37 PM »
pmed it sorry

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: November 18, 2013, 06:58:05 PM »
pmed it sorry
No problem.  Also do what I posted above.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #244 on: November 18, 2013, 07:05:19 PM »
I'm in Israel, and I just noticed its 2:05.  Will be heading to bed shortly..
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: November 19, 2013, 02:38:48 PM »
Not really on this thread too much as I see you have a few guys resolving most of the issues here but I don't think you should do a fresh install of Vista and then upgrade to 7 in any case, especially on a small drive and old system. Install straight to 7 will run much better.s

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: November 19, 2013, 06:34:22 PM »
Not really on this thread too much as I see you have a few guys resolving most of the issues here but I don't think you should do a fresh install of Vista and then upgrade to 7 in any case, especially on a small drive and old system. Install straight to 7 will run much better.s
I can't. :(
All i have is the upgrade CD.

I think a clean install (i.e. with a format), should leave you with around 30 gig or so, before you install other programs, or update Windows.
Its not letting me.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: November 19, 2013, 06:40:54 PM »
Not really on this thread too much as I see you have a few guys resolving most of the issues here but I don't think you should do a fresh install of Vista and then upgrade to 7 in any case, especially on a small drive and old system. Install straight to 7 will run much better.s
100 percent correct.  Except Dov said that he only has an upgrade license.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: November 19, 2013, 06:42:20 PM »

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: November 19, 2013, 06:44:26 PM »
What do you mean?
It says I cant format the drive that Windows is running on.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: November 19, 2013, 06:47:46 PM »
It says I cant format the drive that Windows is running on.
Boot to the DVD.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: November 20, 2013, 09:44:55 PM »
how is it onlu letting him upgrade. You can download iso OS and use license off any old system...

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: November 20, 2013, 09:45:38 PM »
how is it onlu letting him upgrade. You can download iso OS and use license off any old system...
Can I use the license from an active system?
How do I get it?
ETA: Just downloaded this.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: November 21, 2013, 06:57:54 AM »
Can I use the license from an active system?
How do I get it?
ETA: Just downloaded this.
Next time, I recommend this:
http://nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #254 on: November 21, 2013, 09:42:25 AM »
Does anyone know how to turn touch back on in windows 8 on dell xps convertible?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: November 21, 2013, 11:04:18 AM »
Does anyone know how to turn touch back on in windows 8 on dell xps convertible?
How did you turn it off?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #256 on: November 21, 2013, 12:24:47 PM »
Next time, I recommend this:
http://nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
Why next time? :)
And can I use the license from an active system?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: November 21, 2013, 12:44:36 PM »
Why next time? :)
And can I use the license from an active system?
Yes.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: November 21, 2013, 12:46:30 PM »
Yes.
Shkoiach.
And the OS is downloadable online?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: November 21, 2013, 12:58:35 PM »
How did you turn it off?

I don't know it just stopped working