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Hello. I have got the first steps of the Vista installation done in VMWare. But when VmWare restarts the Vista screen keeps on saying "Please wait a moment while Windows Prepares to Start-up for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . ." Dots keep on going across the screen until about 5 and a half line of dots are on the screen. Takes almost 30 minutes to prepare to start, and once it gets to the last dot my computer completely Freezes, but VMWare keeps on working. Eventually the Black Screen with the Build Number Appears, and the Mouse, and it takes forever. Took like 40 minutes to install Windows Vista, but took about 1 Hour to get the Mouse with the Build Number. So here is the question. Why did the Vista Setup run in 256 Colour, instead of 32 Bit Colour in VmWare? Is it because the VMWare tools arn't installed? Well here is the MAX Specs I am using for Vista:

340MB/384MB Ram
751 Mhrz CPU
Video Adapter ??MB/64MB
Vista compatible Network Adapter
100GB Hard Drive/233GB Hard Drive

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Hi! thanks so much for reading this! So, today I decided I would download the windows 7 RC and try it out!! disabled firewall, anti virus etc, made sure their was enough space and stuff! and installed my disc, everything went fine up until it was on the final part of the install at 72% (soooooo close!!!!) then i got the blue error screen saying an unexpected error had occured, then it restarted went to the proper pretty windows 7 load screen and i get an message box saying: "the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered and unexpected error. Windows installation can not proceed, click OK to restart the computer then restart the installation." but everythime it restarts I get the same error box. sucks!!!!! so we just keep restarting..

Tried to get vista back (home basic, don';t judge it was cheap) but that's sodded off 2! i can't find my restore points and my backup disc isn't working either!! I have the windows vista disc but it seems kinda useless. I tried everything I could before posting on here! hate not figuring it out myself, but i'm proper stuck!! any help u can give would result in my eternal appreciation and possibly a hug!!

ben




i have a windows 7 vista 64bit (or 62, not sure) and for a while now i have been have the same problem... first of all, windows updates keep on failing! practically all of them. After the update, it requires me to restart the computer because some of the updates can not be completed while the system is running. as it reboots, it goes to screen where the resolution is REALLY zoomed in, and it says the computer did not start up properly (start up repair).

this might be a minor problem but im not too akin with computers. plz help.

this happens every time it makes me restart or when i shut it down. (so i just leave it on sleep, but that never helps cuz theres an automated windows update restart timer)

ALSO! i heard that i needed an anti virus program so i got one.
VIPRE, the first atempt. Windows update. Restarts. Start up repair. then VIPRE is completely GONE from my computer. (not just vipre but some other programs as well)

Microsoft securty essencials, the second attempt. SAME THING HAPPENS. its completely gone. as if i never had it.

plz help, as your kindness will be repaid.




Hello all,

I hope some of you can help me with my issues.

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Here are some system specs:

- PC Brand: Hewlett Packard (HP) Pavilion
- Current Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium x64
- Memory: 7gb DDR2
- HHD: 750gb (approximately 400gb free).
- Processor(s) Speed: 7.2Ghz
- Processor: AMD Phenom Quad Core Processor.
- Graphics Card: PNY nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 1024mb DDR3.
- Power Supply: 550 watt Power Supply.

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Here is my problem(s):

I have Windows 7 Ultimate DVD. I want to Upgrade (Not clean "custom" Install) from my current Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate.

I put the Windows 7 Ultimate CD into my DVD Drive and start the setup process of installation.

It goes through a few steps and then spends awhile checking for "compatibility"

Eventually, that finishes and it then displays the following information:

The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading.

Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.

You can't upgrade 64-bit Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows.
To upgrade, obtain a 64-bit version of the installation disc, or go online
to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings.
Hello!! I choose Windows 7 Ultimate x64 during installation!!!

32-bit Windows cannot be upgraded to a 64-bit version of Windows.
To upgrade, obtain a 32-bit version of the Windows installation disc.
I'm Not upgrading from 32 bit...my system is x64!!!

Upgrading Windows will affect the following devices and/or programs:

These devices might not work properly after the upgrade. Before upgrading, we recommend
updating the drivers for these devices. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel
and search for "update device drivers", or go to the device manufacturer's
website to search for updated drivers.

Storage controllers: AEK5G2EU IDE Controller
I have updated All my drivers (including this one)!!

These programs might not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these
programs before upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel, and search
for "uninstall a program". (Note: Programs marked as * can be safely reinstalled
after the upgrade.)

- Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Fully uninstalled this using "Your Uninstaller Pro"!!

- Agatha Christie - Death on the Nile *
- Bejeweled 2 Deluxe *
- Chuzzle Deluxe *
- Slingo Deluxe *
- Wedding Dash *
- Zuma Deluxe *
I don't have (Nor have I Ever installed) any of these above games on my system!!

So....what is up with this message???

I have tried installing several times....always with a similar message and the installation cannot continue.

NOTE: For any of you that reply to this post, I absolutely Do NOT want to do a Custom Install where I end up losing all my settings and files. I want to only do an Upgrade. If I can't do that, I'll just keep using Vista.

Thank you all in advance for helping me and let me know if you need anymore information from me.




Hi,
I tried to upgrade my windows vista to 7 few hours ago. but i just did a big mistake. in stead of choose Upgrade to keep my OEM, i chose Advance Option. So, it made a clear install and my OEM was gone. i restart and fresh F11 to go to system recovery but it did not work even i tried many time. My laptop is HP dv2710us. can anyone help me, please?




I have broken many rules in terms of computing and will probably continue to do so. For example on Windows computers you are not supposed to remove Internet Explorer web browser.Because if you do,Windows could stop working,but I have removed Internet Explorer and this has not effected my computer at all.

A few months ago I wrote of how I successfully managed to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from both my Windows 7 laptops. Now I have removed Windows Media player also from my laptops both Windows 7. Windows Media player like IE cannot be uninstalled in updates or programs menu as it is not listed there. And there is no way to change this,so that it shows in the uninstall a program menu. So,the only way to remove Windows Media player is like removing Internet Explorer browser,and that is to delete the file in programs on,C/drive.

But there is one problem,because the Windows Media player program file is owned by Trusted Installer,it won't let you delete it. Unless you take ownership of the file and change it to your computer user name. Or use a tool called UNLOCKER,which unlocks and removes any kind of file.

I have got nothing against Windows Media player but I already have VLC Media Player,Gom Media player and Miro video player,which I use to download my own videos from the web and put onto my other sites. So I don't need what would be 4 video players on my Netbook. And what is the point in keeping Windows Media player when I am not using it. Windows Media player is a good player and it is very user friendly.And there are some media players that I have tried,KM player and Songbird and Quick Time,which are terrible. But Windows Media player has never given me any trouble,but it is just that I have got VLC player. Which does everything that Windows Media does but has some additional features and plays videos in wide screen and high definition.

So this is how I uninstalled Windows Media player and replaced it with VLC player as my default program. For Windows XP and Windows Vista it is Windows Media player 11 and for Windows 7 it is Windows Media player 12.

First of all you have to edit the Windows Media player file in programs which is on C/Drive so that you can delete it. If you delete the file this is another way to remove the program from you computer.So you can either take ownership of the file and change the ownership from trusted Installer to your name.Or,like I did use a tool called Unlocker which I downloaded from the Internet,to unlock the file and it will then delete the file when you restart your computer. After you have restarted your computer,the Windows Media program file will be in the recycle bin,which you just empty. And that is all there is to it. Now go to turn off Windows features and un tick Windows Media player from the box. This will turn off the program and true, although now Windows Media player is off your computer. Windows update may try to install it back on during the updates,so turning it off prevents this. Then you have to restart your computer again and some times Windows puts the Windows Media file back on your computer after you have turned it off as it updates what you have done. But if this happens,just delete the file again and now that it has been turned off Windows update will not try to install it again.

Now the good thing about Windows Media player is, that it is based on what I have read,not so tied up with Windows as Internet Explorer is. So you can now go one step further like I did and delete the Windows Media player registry keys. But do not do this if you do not know what you are doing in case you delete the wrong key as there are several programs,listed as Windows Media in the registry. But they are not the player some are network files and Windows photo viewer which you don't want to touch.

I deleted both the Internet Explorer and Windows Media player registry keys because I did not want Windows to install updates for both IE or Windows Media player back on my computer. As installing the update some times puts the program file back on and then I have had to delete it again. Which I don't want to do.

But having said that, now that I have removed both the Internet Explorer files and Windows Media player files from my computer,these programs will never work again on my computer. Not even if I download them,I just get blank files. So be warned,this method will permanently remove the program and you will not be able to install it again as Windows will not let you do it.

Now Windows media player is off of my computer and VLC player has taken over as my default player. I have a webcam so VLC plays those videos I make and save with it, and it plays all of the audo files and voice messages from Google Talk, and of course,video files. In short VLC player does all that Windows Media player used to do, when I had it, only better. VLC player is also listed and set in the default programs menu.

I chose VLC player as the replacement for Windows Media because it is most compatible with Windows. But if you do not want VLC player you can choose another media placer to replace Windows Media player instead.

I have 2 laptops both Netbooks and I have uninstalled Windows Media player from both of them. On one laptop I have got VLC player only as my replacement for Windows Media. And on the other one I have Gom Media player only instead of VLC player as Windows Media players replacement.

So if you do not want to replace Windows Media player with VLC player,you can use Gom Media player instead.Gom player like VLC is another media player that plays well with Windows and will list and set as the deault program and do all that Windows Media player did,just like VLC player does.

But if you are going to remove Windows Media player from your computer,you MUST have another player,such as VLC player or Gom player or other installed or you will not be able to play video or audio files.

So it IS possible to completely uninstall Windows Media player and replace it with anther player of your choice. And both my computers now have better media players than what they had before. It can be done. Andrea Borman.





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Under User Interface:
Disable AeroMake menu bars and window frames opaque instead of translucentDo not animate windows when minimizing and maximizingSlow the window animations when holding Shift keyDisable 3D Window SwitchingAdd context menu to activate Flip 3DTurn off Aero PeekTurn off Aero SnapTurn off Aero Shake
Under Visual Effects:
Hide window contents while draggingDo not drop shadows under icons on the desktopDo not use translucent selection rectangleShow Windows version in the desktop bottom right cornerSelect how you want the arrows displayed on shortcuts
Under Animation:
Do not allow window animationDo not use smooth scrolling for list boxesDo not animate drop-down listsSelect tooltip animation types
Menu:
Do not use menu fading animation effectsHide shadows under menusHide underlined letters for keybaord navigation until ALT is pressedMenu animation effects optionsDelay before displaying submenus (in milliseconds!)Full font smoothing optionsExtended ClearType and Standard font smoothing options
Start Menu:
Hide "Log Off" from the Start MenuHide the "Run itemHide "Set Program Access And Defaults" ("Default Programs" in Vista)Hide the "Help and Support" itemHide the "All Programs" menuHide "Administrative Tools"Hide the list of frequently used programsHide the list of pinned programsHide the "See more results" link
Under Folder options determine whether to hide individual items, show them as a link, or show them as a menu easily

Effects:
Do not highlight recently installed programsDo not show partially installed programs in grayDo not sort the "All Programs" menu by nameDisable the context menu and drag itemsDisable the "Start" button tooltipExpand menu when you hover the mouse pointer over an itemEnable small icons in the Start menu
Taskbar:
Show notification areaDo not display tooltips in the notification areaDo not hide unused icons in the notification areaDo not display the network activity icon in the notification areaDo not display the sound settings icon in the notification areaDo not display the battery icon in the notifications areaAuto-hide taskbarDo not slide taskbar buttonsAllow moving or rearranging taskbar itemsGroup similar buttons: Do not group, Group when full, Always group and hide tagsButtons: Configure advanced settings for taskbar application buttons
Explorer:
Show hidden filesShow file extensionsuse Windows classic foldersDisplay checkboxes to help select multiple filesAlways show the menu bar in Windows ExplorerDisable file and folder pop-up descriptionsDisplay folder size in the folder tooltip
Thumbnails:
Disable thumbnail cache creationDo not display thumbnails in network foldersThumbnail quality - 0-100%Thumbnail size in pixelsShow address bar folder path autocompleteShow address bar folder path autosuggestShow address bar maximized as a drop-down listInclude variable "PATH" into search pathDisable automatic replacement of a blackslash to a forward slash
Context Menu:
Show "Open Command Prompt"Show "Send To"Show "Copy to Folder..."Show "Move to Folder..."Show "Run as administrator"Show "Take ownership"Show "Search..."
Options:
Restore open Explorer windows when you restartDisable CD burning functions in Windows ExplorerRun Desktop and Explorer tasks as seperate processesRun each Explorer window as a seperate processAutomatically restart the shell if a shell error occursDisable the option to search the Internet when you open a file with unknown extension
Explorer items:
Display encrypted and compressed files and folders in a different colorDrive letter is displayed after disk labelDrive letter is displayed before disk labelDrive letter is displayed before disk label for network driveDrive letter is not displayed!
Autoplay:

Disable autorun for:
Removable drives (Floppy, flash-drive, etc)Non-removable drives (hard disk, etc)Optical disk drives (CD, DVD, etc)Temporary memory disk (RAM-disk)Network drivesUnknown drive types
Command Prompt:
Enable advanced modeEnable delayed expansion of environmental variablesEnable quick editingFile names autocomplete hotkeyFolder names autocomplete hotkey
System Security:
Disable User Acount ControlSet all UAC options including advanced options only found in registry
Privacy Policy:
Wipe page file on computer shutdownClear the "Recent documents" list on logoffDo not create the "Recent Documents" listDo not store your logon password on the diskDisable hidden sharesDisable user trackingEnable encrypt/decrypt options in ExplorerDisable Faster User Switching
For anonymous users:
Access is allowed with the default settingsTransfer of accounts and SAM names is prohibitedAccess is denied if permits are not specified
Windows Defender:
Disable Windows DefenderDisable heuristic scanningDisable archive scansDisable removable media scansDisable e-mail scansDisable real-time protectionDisable real-time protection promptsDisable downloads checkupDisable executable files checkupDisable definition updates through alternate download locationsCheck for new signatures before scheduled scansDo not log unknown detectionsDo not log known good detections
Startup and Shutdown:
Disable Windows startup soundDisable parsing AUTOEXEC.BATDisplay information about previous logons during user logonDisable Ctrl-Alt-Del before logonRun logon scripts simultaneouslyOptimize system files placement on the diskSpecify time to wait before running Check Disk (chkdsK) in seconds
Event Logging:
Do not log any eventsLog standard events onlyLog all startup and shutdown events
Legal Notice:
Write any legal notice you want during startup of Microsoft Windows
Automatic login:
Use autologin and set credentials, including username, password, and domain
System:

OEM Info:

Configure Windows OEM attributes, such as the manufacturer's logo and support information that appears in the System Properties window.

This includes:
ManufacturerModelSupport URLWorking HoursPhone120x120 pixel logo
Application Start:
Disable "Program Compatibility Assistant"Disable "Program Compatibility Wizard"Disable running 16-bit applicationsRun 16-bit programs as a separate processAdd checkbox "Run in seperate memory space" for 16-bit applications
Error Handling:
Disable sound when errors occurAutomatic restart in case of a critical errorSend error reportsShow error notification in windowDon't save reports on your computerDon't send additional information in a reportDon't write error information into system log
If an error occurs:
Ask user consent to send a reportAutomatically include only basic information in the reportAutomatically include all but personal data in the reportAutomatically include all data in the report
Internet Explorer:

Interface:
Disable visual-styled controls in Internet Explorer pagesDisable page transitionsDisable Clear Type fontsDisable smooth scrollingDisable autoamtic updatesAlways show menusDo not show extended error messagesDo not show the welcome text for new opened tabsDo not show warning messages when closing tabsDo not send bug reports via the InternetAlways ask before downloading filesPlace the menu above the address bar
Behavior:
Let Internet Explorer decide how pop-ups should openAlways open pop-ups in a new windowAlways open pop-ups in a new tab
Specify how Internet Explorer displays a web page when it's launched from another program:
Opens in a new windowOpens in a new tab in the current windowOpens in the current tab or window
Connections
Speed up web browsing in IE by using more concurrent Internet connectionsIncludes anywhere from 1-20 connections (Default is 4)
Options:
Default file download directoryHome PageCaption string that is displayed after the page title
Microsoft Office:
Do not track document editing timeBlock updates from the Office Update SiteDisable Customer Experience Improvement programDisable error reportingDisable logging Microsoft Office activityDisable Office DiagnosticsDisable clipboard dialog boxPrevent Office Help from resizing the application window
Microsoft Word:
Do not check spelling as you typeDo not check grammar as you typeDo not use background printingDo not auto-save background printingDo not auto-save documents in the backgroundDo not use translucent selectionDo not check if MS Word is the default HTML editor
Microsoft Excel:
Show Formula bar in Full ViewCache spreadsheetsCache PivotTable reportsUndo steps: Set from 0 to 100
Software tweaks (The ones we can see so far)

Skype:
Disable file transferDisable loading language filesDisable publishing Skype status on the WebDisable Skype Public APIDisable checking for updatesDisable listening for TCP connectionsDisable UDP communications
Windows Media Player
Disable auto-updatesDisable automatic codec downloadsDisable Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM)Disable video smoothingDisable CD and DVD Media information retrievalDisable music file media information retrievalDisable media file sharingDisable script handling in media filesHide the "Privacy" tab in the settingsHide the "Security" tab in the settingsHide the "Network" tab in the settings
Adobe Reader:
Disable splash screenDisplay PDF in the browser windowDisable Purchase Acrobat item in the menu
Firefox:
Disable link prefetchingDo not reduce memory when minimizedDo not download favorite icons (favicons)Disable blinking elementsForce frames to be reesizableUse old style for opening tabsShow all images / Block all images / Load images from the requird site only and block images from othersClose Tab Button full range of optionsHow long Firefox waits for the web page data before it displays the page (From 0 to 1 sec)
System Information includes everything:
OverviewGeneralHardwareCPUMotherbaordMemory ModulesVideoStorageIO DevicesInput DevicesModemsNetwork AdaptersResourcesProblem DevicesOperating SystemProgramsNetworkApplication ErrorsDevice ManagerMemory UsagePerformance
Tasks show Applications, processes, services, and locked files. You can unlock locked files, change the status of services, end processes, and modify application data.

Auslogics Disk Explorer will show what folders are taking up the most space and allow you to delete empty folders on your system.

File Recovery allows you to undelete files.

Speed Up Internet includes:
Automatic tuningAuto HeuristicsDefault TTLGlobal Max TCP WindowMax MTUTCP Window SizeMax Connections Per 1_0 ServerMax Simultaneous HTTP ConnectionsFirefox Max ConnectionsFirefix Max Connections Per Server
TCP/IP
1323 OptsACK FrequencyARP Cache LifeARP Cache Min Reference LifeARP Cache SizeAuto HeuristicsAuto TuningCongestion ControlDefault TTLDel ACK TicksDisable Task OffloadECN CapabilityEnable PMTU BH DetectEnable PMTU DiscoveryFin Wait DelayGlobal Max TCP Window SizeInitial RTTIPv6 over IPv4Keep Alive InternalKeep Alive TimeMax Connect RetriesMax Data RetransmissionsMax Dup ACKsMax MTUNum ConnectionsReceive-side ScalingSACK EnabledTCP Window SizeSYN Attack ProtectTimed Wait DelayUse RFC1122 Urgent Pointer
Winsock:
Default Receive WindowDefault Send WindowLarge Buffer SizeMedium Buffer SizeNon Blocking Send Special bufferingSmall Buffer SizeTransmit Worker
Workstation:
Request Buffer SizeUse Raw ReadUse Raw WriteUse Write Raw Data
Dns Cache:
Adapter Timeout TimeHash Table Bucket SizeHash Table SizeMax Entry TTL LimitMax SOA Entry TTL LimitNegative SOA TimeNegative TimeNet Failure Time
Internet Explorer:
DNS Cache EnabledDNS Cache TimeoutKeepAlive TimeoutMax Connections Per 1_0 ServerMax Connections Per ServerReceive TimeoutServer Info TimeoutSocket Receive Buffer LengthSocket Send Buffer LengthTCP Autotuning
Firefox:
Disable IPv6DNS Cache EntriesDNS Cache ExpirationHTTP Connect TimeoutKeepAlive TimeoutMax ConnectionsMax Connections Per ServerMax Persistent Connections Per ServerMax Persistent Connections Per ProxyPipeliningPipelining Max RequestsPrefetch NextProxy PipeliningUse KeepAliveUsing Proxy KeepAlive
(Auto-optimization is based on Over 1Mbps / 1Mbps or lower (default that Windows assumes) / or 128kbps or lower)

The built-in System Advisor determines (THESE ARE JUST SOME):
Can the Internet connection be optimized?Is the registry fragmented?Can Windows shutdown be sped up?Can incorrect drivers be updated? (It updates them in Auslogics Device Manager)
Quick Tasks allow you to:
Erase browser historyErase Windows historyCleanupt emporary filesOptimize memory
Privacy allows you to shred files and wippe entire disks.

Let's check that one again:
Disk MaintenanceFree Up SpaceRemove DuplicatesExplore diskDisk cleanupDisk defragmentDisk repairSoftware ControlSystem TweaksService OptimizationDisaster RecoveryFile RecoveryRescue CenterRegistry MaintenanceRegistry RepairRegistry DefragmentSystem StatusSystem InformationSystem TasksSystem ServicesLocked FilesComputer PrivacyErase Computer HistoryShred FilesWipe disksSpeed Up InternetInternet OptimizationMemory Optimization
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Microsoft is providing the Browser Choice update to comply with a legal settlement with the European Commission. Microsoft is required to inform customers who currently use Internet Explorer as their default browser that there are other web browser choices available. You can use the Browser Choice update to select and install the web browser you want to use on your PC.

Who will get the Browser Choice update?

If you're using Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 and you have your regional settings set to one of the following countries or regions, you’ll get the Browser Choice update through the Windows Update service:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

What happens when I receive the update?

After downloading the update and restarting your PC, the update will check to see if Internet Explorer is your default web browser. If it is, the following will happen:

On a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, a shortcut for the Browser Choice update will be put on your desktop. On a PC running Windows 8, a tile for the Browser Choice update will be added to the Start screen.


On a PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8, the Internet Explorer shortcut will be unpinned from the taskbar.


The Browser Choice information screen will open. Tap or click OK or Continue to move to the next screen.


The Browser Choice screen will open for you to install or learn more about other browsers.

Do I have to choose a browser right away?

No, you can tap or click Select later to be prompted to choose a browser the next time you log on. You can open the Browser Choice screen anytime by double-clicking the shortcut on your desktop in Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 or tapping or clicking the Browser Choice tile on the Start screen in Windows 8.

What if I want to keep the default browser I have now?

On a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, close the Browser Choice screen by clicking the Close button in the top right corner. On a PC running Windows 8, drag the Browser Choice screen from the top to the bottom of your screen to close it. You won't be prompted to choose again, though you can start the Browser Choice screen at any time by double-clicking the shortcut on your desktop or tapping or clicking the Browser Choice tile on the Start screen.

Is Internet Explorer removed by the Browser Choice update?

The Browser Choice update doesn't add or remove any programs from your computer. Internet Explorer will still be available from the Start menu or Start screen. If you're using Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can choose to pin it back on your taskbar. For more information about how to pin a program to your taskbar, see Pin a program to the taskbar.

How do I select and install web browsers using the Browser Choice update?

Follow these steps to use the Browser Choice update to install one or more browsers to your computer:

1.
Do one of the following:

On a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, double-click the Browser Choice shortcut on the desktop.


On a PC running Windows 8, tap or click the Browser Choice tile on the Start screen.

2.
In the Welcome screen, tap or click OK or Continue.

3.
In the Select your web browser(s) screen, for each browser you want to install, tap or click Install. Tap or click Tell me more for information about any of the browsers.

4.
Follow any on-screen instructions to install the browser you chose.

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My PC running vista received the automatic update ( critical, important, or some other line of crap ) warning. They were downloaded as usual and I was asked to install. I clicked yes but a window kept popping up telling me the install failed and would I like to retry. After many retrys I gave up and shut down. The next day when I turned on the computer before getting to the log on the screen said it was configuring update 3 of 3, 0% complete. After a few minutes it shuts down and restarts only to go through the same thing all over. This will go on and on until I finally manually turn off the computer. I've tried everything I know ( not a lot ) to get this thing going. I can't even do a system restore because it keeps telling me my administrative password is invalid. Any help out there ?




My computer is now useless.

I had windows XP, and recently decided to upgrade to 7, skipping Vista. I have all my important files backed up, and I intend to reformat the hard drive and start fresh. I put in the Windows 7 disk, clicked through the various "customize" and "advanced" tabs on the screen where I select a drive to install to, selected the drive I wanted, and hit "format", and verified that I really meant to do that. Nothing appeared to be happening, so I got up and made some lunch, and when I came back nothing still appeared to be happening. I assumed that it might format the drive during the next step. I am still not clear whether this is the case or not.

I selected the drive and proceeded with the installation. It said it was copying the files from the disk, then expanding the files, but it remained at 0% files expanded for several minutes before informing me that the files were missing, and the installation could not continue. It took me back to the first screen, and I tried all the prior steps again, twice, both with and without selecting format and had identical results. I decided to restart and try again, which I did by closing the installation window and verifying the restart, only to have more identical results.

Frustrated, I decided to simply upgrade the XP installation to 7 and then manually delete the chaff from the HDD when the process was finished. I restarted again, this time selecting upgrade from the menu, where it informed me that I had to open this option while running my previous version of Windows. I restarted yet again, this time not booting from the DVD, and saw "BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

Getting pretty sick of restarting repeatedly and getting nowhere (it keeps going downhill from here), I nonetheless tried again, to be greeted with the same message. I finally resorted to firing up my trusty Compaq laptop slab from 2001 (where I am writing this right now) and Googling the error, and came up with two possible fixes to try.

Rebooting to the DVD, I selected "repair your computer" instead of install, but the list of existing operating systems was empty. I hit "use recovery tools (yadda yada)" anyway, opened the terminal, and tried startup repair, which said it could not fix my problem. Then, I opened the terminal and tried bootrec.exe /fixboot (successful), bootrec.exe /fixmbr (successful), and bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd (0 windows installations identified). Restarted, got same error. Thinking that the empty existing operating systems list and the rebuildbcd message meant that something was wrong with my XP install now, I dug out my dusty old XP disk and tried to use it to repair or reformat the drive in a desperate bid to regain some usefulness from my machine.

It BSoD'd before geting to any options, and continues to do so if I restart and try again.

So, to recap:
Can't finish windows 7 installation, it can't find the files it just copied.
Can't open previous XP installation, it can't find the bootmgr.
Can't upgrade XP to 7, it requires me to be in XP first.
Can't fix the bootmgr, it doesn't think the XP install is there.
Can't install fresh XP, it BSoDs.
Can't do anything with my computer anymore, see above.

How do I proceed?

EDIT: Ah, forgot the hardware. Knew I was going to ramble on for pages and forget something crucial.

Processor: Intel Core2 Quad, 8 GB RAM, GeForce GT120, 1.5 TB HDD.

EDIT2: Might as well post updates as I slog through this. Have decided that, rather than the entire XP install being faulty, it may just be the THEM SOFTWARE THINGS WOT MAKE HARDWARE THINGS GO GOOD for the chipset, which, on checking nvidia's site, seem to have separate versions for 2000/xp and vista/7. These include the SATA controllers, which could mean that the 7 disk is inconsistently reading the contents of the entire drive, not just the XP files. My theory is this would explain most of my problems: 7 won't install because it can't read the files it just wrote, and its boot manager can't be fixed to deal with the XP install because it can't read the hard disk it's on.

Current problem: the chipset FILES FOR TELLING COMPUTER BITS HOW TO WORK HARD from nvida are packaged in an installer .exe, which obviously doesn't register on the 7 disk as being THIS WORD ALSO MEANS PEOPLE WHO STEER CARS AROUND. I can't install the MORE OF THEM ONES AND ZEROES on the computer that needs them because it isn't working, and I can't install the THIS IS A GOLF WORD TOO on this working laptop (to port over afterwards) because it doesn't need them. Why is it packaged like this? Do I really have to find another, already-functional computer with the same motherboard? I'm assuming this was Gateway's way of making sure you couldn't do anything with their computers. I'm going to keep mucking through Google in the hopes that I will somehow find the I AM NOT GOOD AT GOLFS files intact and free of their obstinate and unnecessary .exe wrapper, but this seems unlikely. I may have to just replace the motherboard.

EDIT3: apparently a common and relevant word has been filtered out on this forum, in what I must assume is a concerted effort to stifle clarity. Previous edit has been altered accordingly, now you can all rest easy.

EDIT4: I found partial success upon trying to install the VROOM VROOMS on my laptop, then renaming the folder it unpacked the files into before it got to the part in the installation where it told me they wouldn't work with my computer and deleted the files. Unfortunately the resulting folder is quite large. I've trial-and-errored most of the files that would seem most likely to be the correct ones but haven't found anything yet. Not sure how to proceed if this proves fruitless.




Hello

I have a Intel Quad Core HP elite Desktop M8190a everything is as manufactured except i upgraded the ram to 4GB.

Originally running Vista .. Last week while playing a mp3 file from an external HDD a loud "ticking" occured then the computer crashed. Restarted automatically then a BSOD appeared stating something about a BAD_POOL_CALLER.
Problem Name:BlueScreen
BCCode:50
BCP1:8C100000
BCP2:00000000
BCP3:82E5A1C5
BCP4:00000000
OS Version:6_0_6002
Product:256_1
Files that help discribe the problem:
C:UsersnatalieAppDataLocalTempWER-48469-0.sysdata.xml
C:UsersnatalieAppDataLocalTempWERF3FE.tmp.version.txt

For the last week it has kept crashing daily so i decided to do a full system format to take it back to factory settings. Seemed all was going well, until i got a message stating "bad system configuration, unable to install windows".
So i decided to do a fresh clean install of windows 7 64bit (genuine) that i had purchased and had been meaning to do for months. All went well .. connected to the internet fine, activated windows 7. I then installed my printer and all seemed fine. But the second i hooked up my external HDD (which is not new, ive had it as a backup since i purchased the pc 4yrs ago) .. BSOD !!! AGAIN!!! Not sure if it was a coinsidence or not .. but now the pc will not load past the windows screen it just keeps restarting .. so i cant even see the minidump problem .. Also there is no option to use SAFE MODE .. which seems odd. Only options are "Start Windows normally" or "Lauch repair" as this is a fresh OS install attempt there is no last known good configuration .. also i did notice just before one of the crashes that windows was saying it wasnt a "Genuine Version" - but i did purchase it from a store.

Sorry if that was a long winded story but i thought id try to give u as much info as possible.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated ..

Many thanks

Natalie - Australia




I am about to tear my hair out.

A a little bit of background information. Parts were ordered and my system was put together by a friend and I back in May 2009. It has never run properly since the beginning. I started with Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and got occasional random BSOD that were nearly impossible to diagnose what was causing them (at least no one I talked to could figure it out). It was a 0x00000000124 STOP BSOD every time... but figuring out what the cause was beyond that was beyond my abilities and any google or online searching regarding the issues was met with only vague answers.

I have listed as much possible system information within my profile, to the best of my abilities. Let me know if I am missing anything important or relevant to the problem and I will happily update!

Within the last month I have done a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (multiple times actually). I no longer have BSODs but every time have ended up with the same problem(s):

Whenever I perform a restart or boot (doesn't apply to coming out of sleep mode, which I use often), the taskbar/startbar is unresponsive to MOUSE CLICKING. I can use the windows key on my keyboard and bring up the start menu just fine, but no amount of clicking or waiting seems to help.*IF* I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, click twice and click cancel, the taskbar again becomes click-able/useable. However the system occasionally seems to be slow or stutter.I use Mumble for voice chat while gaming and it is *possibly* worth noting that the buttons within the program hang up or don't respond to my mouse clicking either, while they are completely responsive to navigating and changing them with my keyboard as well. Not sure if related or not, but I felt it was worth mentioning.Computer seems to have a general clunkiness to it, and always has. It actually seems clunkier now with Windows 7 than with Vista.
My friend and I have looked at it and played with it and the first thing he noticed was that my hard drive was not being recognized within the BIOS (but clearly it is within Windows, as I am using the same system to write this, and have only one drive). It is a SATA drive and he said it was set to IDE within the BIOS, so he changed it... I'm not too familiar with BIOS settings though, so I'm not sure if it is even correct still. Before this setting was changed, I was having other strange issues which have since disappeared.

Some of the troubleshooting I have tried:
I have disabled all startup programs using msconfig. (No help)I have disabled all NON-Microsoft services using msconfig. (No help).Running MSE, but currently disabled for troubleshooting purposes.While I *THINK* that all of my drivers are up-to-date, I'm not overly skillful with computers and an update or driver could be eluding me somewhere. Device Manager shows no yellow ! flags that an issue is present."perfmon /report" reported nothing but the fact I have I don't have an active-antivirus (as requested in the sticky).I keep it pretty clean and de-dust often.I ran memtest, but not for an extensive amount of time, and got no errors. If I need to run it again for a certain window of time, just say so.
Microsoft Experience Index were as follows:
Processor - 7.4RAM - 7.5Graphics - 6.8Gaming Graphics - 6.8Primary hard Drive -5.9 (Is this good? Seems low in comparison to the above?)
I checked the Event Viewer and there were multiple errors and warnings, but honestly I'm not sure what some of them mean :

I can test/post any other information that could possibly be needed, just ask. I'm at the end of my rope with a system I've had for 2 years which has never run properly from day 1 and I'm a mission to find out WHY. My instincts really want to say it's an issue somewhere with the hard drive, whether it's the hardware itself or a configuration setting somewhere, but I could be completely wrong. ANY HELP whatsoever to narrow down this elusive issue, at this point I'm completely willing to replace parts if it's a hardware issue. A lot of issues I've ever had before, I can usually google, search, read, learn and eventually fix, but this one is beyond me.

If you have any suggestions, especially if it's BIOS related or something that may be beyond the "average" user, I'd appreciate a little bit more detailed instructions. Some stuff is beyond my comfort zone of knowledge but I am always willing to learn!

Many, many, many thanks in advance.

--Justin




Hi All,

I've come across a major problem with my windows 7 rc drive. It has been running perfectly for the last week and i've been loving the changes. Until today everything was fine, i had left my pc on to download a "linux mint" iso image whilst i was asleep.

When returning to check on the download i noticed that all the icons from my desktop were missing. Opening up drive C (where 7 is installed) shows me that all program files, user data and most windows files have been deleted. This includes files from programs that are still open (e.g firefox.exe had gone even though it was currently running, firefox was completely unusable though).

Windows wouldn't boot after restarting, although with almost no files to use i suppose thats understandable.

I have been using 7 in the same configuration as the vista installation that it replaces (the vista installation has been fine for 2 years without any issues like this).

The UAC slider was set to max, and the only other security software i use other than windows firewall/defender is Avast! Antivirus and Malwarebytes. Both of which seem to have been running without any issues. I'm very cautious when it comes to the software i use/download.

Has anybody else encountered any problems like this? I really don't understand what could have happened, nobody has access to my pc either (it was password locked with ctrl+l before i unlocked it this morning). Also my wireless network is fully protected (and i live in the countryside with nobody in range of my wireless network).

It's a good job i keep regular backups!




Because of the stupid nvlddmkm.error I had on Vista that I tried EVERYTHING to resolve I went and bought 7 thinking it would fix the problem...

It gets to the part where it says completing installation and it keeps BSOD'ing with the nvlddmkm error. I removed my graphics card and now it keeps saying

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

Problem is it just keeps giving me that message and I cant start the install over again. I formatted my main drive that had Vista on it thinking it would rid me of the nvlddmkm error but no. Now I cant boot anything and I'm stuck with a pc that doesn't do anything.

Any help would be MUCH appreciated. This error is driving me insane beyond belief.

Thanks.




Just installed Windows 7 on an Vista 64 intallation. Once I log in my account (administrator permission) the Explorer.exe just keeps crashing even if I restart it. I've been on many forums but didn't find any answers.

Here are the Windebug log and HijackThis log...If anyone can help me...In the Windebug they point out to a .symfix error...
Keep in mind that I have no taskbar, start menu, control panel etc... and can't explore files through normal meens.

Anything I do is through the RUN (Command prompt) and task manager...

Here are the two log files I have WINDEBUG and HijakThis:

Windebug (while starting Exploere.exe with Taskmanager as "new task"):

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

CommandLine: C:Windowsexplorer.exe
Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
****************************************************************************
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
* Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
* After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
****************************************************************************
Executable search path is:
ModLoad: 00000000`ff4e0000 00000000`ff79d000 explorer.exe
ModLoad: 00000000`77a00000 00000000`77ba8000 ntdll.dll
ModLoad: 00000000`778e0000 00000000`779fe000 C:Windowssystem32kernel32.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fdc50000 000007fe`fdcb9000 C:Windowssystem32KERNELBASE.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fe940000 000007fe`fea1b000 C:Windowssystem32ADVAPI32.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`feae0000 000007fe`feb7f000 C:Windowssystem32msvcrt.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`ffaf0000 000007fe`ffb0f000 C:WindowsSYSTEM32sechost.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`ffbe0000 000007fe`ffd0f000 C:Windowssystem32RPCRT4.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fea70000 000007fe`fead7000 C:Windowssystem32GDI32.dll
ModLoad: 00000000`777e0000 00000000`778da000 C:Windowssystem32USER32.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fe930000 000007fe`fe93e000 C:Windowssystem32LPK.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`ffb10000 000007fe`ffbda000 C:Windowssystem32USP10.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`feb80000 000007fe`febf0000 C:Windowssystem32SHLWAPI.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fec80000 000007fe`ffa05000 C:Windowssystem32SHELL32.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fe4f0000 000007fe`fe6f3000 C:Windowssystem32ole32.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`ffa10000 000007fe`ffae7000 C:Windowssystem32OLEAUT32.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`f66b0000 000007fe`f687a000 C:Windowssystem32EXPLORERFRAME.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fbc50000 000007fe`fbc93000 C:Windowssystem32DUser.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`f4e70000 000007fe`f4f63000 C:Windowssystem32DUI70.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fe230000 000007fe`fe25e000 C:Windowssystem32IMM32.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fdd40000 000007fe`fde49000 C:Windowssystem32MSCTF.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fc3f0000 000007fe`fc446000 C:Windowssystem32UxTheme.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fb690000 000007fe`fb6bc000 C:Windowssystem32POWRPROF.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fe700000 000007fe`fe8d7000 C:Windowssystem32SETUPAPI.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fdd00000 000007fe`fdd36000 C:Windowssystem32CFGMGR32.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fdc30000 000007fe`fdc4a000 C:Windowssystem32DEVOBJ.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fbfc0000 000007fe`fbfd9000 C:Windowssystem32dwmapi.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fb4e0000 000007fe`fb4eb000 C:Windowssystem32slc.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fc1d0000 000007fe`fc3e5000 C:WindowsWinSxSamd64_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.7100.0_none_220da84dd6a27c06gdiplus.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fd640000 000007fe`fd64b000 C:Windowssystem32Secur32.dll
ModLoad: 000007fe`fd810000 000007fe`fd835000 C:Windowssystem32SSPICLI.DLL
ModLoad: 000007fe`fc450000 000007fe`fc57c000 C:Windowssystem32PROPSYS.dll
(688.10a0): Break instruction exception - code 80000003 (first chance)
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for ntdll.dll -
ntdll!CsrSetPriorityClass+0x40:
00000000`77aab790 cc int 3




I am new to windows 7 so there may be an obvious soultion to this problem that i have not found. My screen resolution keeps defaulting to 720X480 when i reboot my computer. I have the computer plugged into my tv as i am using w7 mediacenter software. The mediacenter is connected to tv the by s-video.

the graphics card i am using is a PCI power color radeon hd 2400.

I have tried the card with the drivers that come with w7 also with the vista drivers and also with and without the ati control center software and the resolution still defaults to 720x480 with reboot. Its really doing my head in . i would like to be able to use the ati software as this allows the resizing and centering of the desktop on my CRT widescreen tv

can anyone help?

cheers




Hello,
I have a Dell Optiflex 745 with an Intel Q965/Q963 Express Video Chipset on it. I did a fresh install on Windows 7 Build 7068 and Aero is not working. I enable Aero and the screen goes black until I do a restart and then all the old settings are restored. I downloaded the Vista x64 drivers for the video card, but Windows 7 keeps telling me the best drivers are already installed. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get Aero working. Thank you.




installed the R/C last night. When it finally was done installing doing an upgrade from 32-bit vista to windows 7, the final reset loads up and i cannot use either my mouse or keyboard. I have tried pluggng them into every usb slot i have, restarted with both plugged in and not plugged in.
tried the 2 other mice and another keyboad. One being a microsoft keyboard that. The keyboard does work when choosing between the different loadup options, but still doesn't work in safemode.

When i try to reinstall either Vista with my bootup cd or with the copy of windows xp i have, it starts the loadup , but keeps getting the blue screen before the install even starts.

Kinda stuck as what to do.
Hopefully someone here has an idea.
Thanks for any help




I recently bought a maxtor 500 gb external hdd and i just cant get it to work with windows 7, i got a computer at home where i want to keep it that has windows 7 rc , I have tryed everything i can think of to make it work but nothing does, I cant see it in my computer or with the explorer, but I can see it with computer management, It doesn´t have a drive letter or NTFS and I just cant do anything to it, I cant format it then I get the error

"An unexpected error has occured. check the system event log for more information on the error. Close the Disk Management console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer".

Nothing works, I cant put a drive letter to it then i get the error

"The operation failed to complete because the Disk Management console view is not up-to-date. Refresh the view by using the refresh task. If the problem persists close the Disk Management console then restart Disk Management or restart the computer."

Now im getting pretty annoyed with trying different things on it but can´t seem to make it work, now on the other hand it does work on my laptop computer wich has Windows vista, and it works fine, also works on another computer I have that has Windows XP, can anyone please help me with this problem I would prefer to not have to format it since I did put alot of data on it from my other computers but if I have to then so be it .




The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.

You can’t upgrade 64-bit Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows. To upgrade, obtain a 64-bit version of the installation disc, or go online to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings.

32-bit Windows cannot be upgraded to a 64-bit version of Windows. To upgrade, obtain a 32-bit version of the Windows installation disc.

Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing.

I have vista 64 bit, and a 64 bit system, and tried to upgrade with the 64bit install, this is what it tells me.


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