A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.

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SBS 2005 server was in use and user accounts were created on that Domain Server. There is another server added that is only a file server. The SBS Server died and served no purpose any longer, so I took it off line and every thing else was fine.

After a windows update automatically took place last night, one user is receiving error when trying to log into her PC  " Widows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service" Also, it turns out that the user name and password she was using was that of a former employee.

I found that I could go into the registry and correct the Group Policy problem  ( I think?). The problem is that I'd like to create her a specific account. I'd like to create an account for her, but since the Domains  server is gone, I'm wondering if I can do this so, she still has access to the file server. Can this be done with just a new local account?

Thanks in advance.
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Office Pro Plus 2010...
On Win 7 Office was installed and ran perfectly for about 3 years...
Upgraded PC to W7...installed same version of Office...activated and running perfect...

Now after about 3 months...Office is losing it's activation...
When I open any Office program...it gives me the Not Activated message and the activation wizard...
I put in the SAME code I used before...it validates...hit the Install now button and things progress normally...

But the look of things and the actions completed...Office is activated...

But if I open Word, for example...I get the same Product not acativated message...

How can I fix this...???
Windows 10 update has just knackered my PC. Before I attempt a fix I have removed the disc and used a caddy to copy my data off. This includes a number of emClient files - the largest of which is the email database which is called mail_data.dat.

How can I restore this to a new installation of emClient?
Need file sharing performance issue fixed.
1. Windows 2016 File server slow to open and save file in share depending on user group.
2. Windows 2016 File server and client task mgr show 17 mb of file transfer when DOmain user member opens file "A". Domain admin member opens file "A" 1mb of traffic. on same pc anywhere in the building on any pc. (so I do not think this is a network card issue) Log in as Domain admin and file opens on client pc instantly. Login as Domain User and file open takes forever. Forever defined: 19Kb pdf file over 1-gig network connection takes 15 seconds to open file.
3. Variable to consider: The files in question reside in a folder with 56k in pdf files total. About 4 gigs of files. When same scenario above is applied to folder with say 1oo files you cant really tell the slow down or lag. It seems to manifest more when you have a folder with a huge number of files in it.
4. Variable to consider: As a test, logged into client pc as domain user, I can recreate the share and use domain admin credentials and file opens instantly.
5. This really seems permission based.
We have a user with a Mac PC and they setup exchange email in the built in email client software.

Whenever this user is outside the domain their email works.

When they are inside it does not if they are connected to the Network. Also includes iphones when they are connected to the wifi which is inside the network.

They are running Exchange 2010 on their server. SBS2011

Does anyone know why this is happening.
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
Device: PC Desktop
Hard Drive(s): Not Full
Antivirus: Avast & Malwarebytes
Software: Office 365 | Office Professional Plus 2016 For 1 PC. Added to account on Friday, June 9, 2017.
Other Devices: Android Tablet, Android Phone.

OneNote won't start on my Win7 PC (installed, desktop version).

Additional Info:
Won't start as Administrator.
Won't start when Antivirus is disabled.

As far as I can recall, I didn't do anything to disrupt this program.
The program runs fine on my mobile devices and in the browser(s) of my PC (Firefox and gChrome).

Attempted to Run OneNote from Start Menu
Error Message: Something went wrong | We couldn't start your program. Please try starting it again. | If it won't start, try repairing Office from 'Programs and Features' in the Control Panel. Link: You can go online to get more help.

Attempted to REPAIR Office
Control Panel > Programs & Features
Error Message: Something went wrong | Sorry, Office ran into a problem because its system service is disabled. | Please ensure the Office system service can run, then try again. | Error Code: 30068-13 (1058)

I would like some help to walk through the steps to fix this problem. Thank you.


I have an EC2 instance, as well as a S3 bucket.

I have mapped to the S3 bucket from the EC2 instance successfully, using a third party app called ExpanDrive, it maps as a Z drive.

I have done the same from my local PC. Also mapped as a Z drive.

I can save a file into my new Z drive, and it appears immediately in the corresponding Z drive on the server.

Problem is, the document management system we have installed on the EC2 instance has an automated collection facility where it collects and ingests any files dropped into the shared folder, but it is failing. Log files say it is access denied.

We tried running the application as administrator - no change.

Can an AWS guru please advise on what might be necessary here?

Many thanks in advance.
My Window 10 is totally dead and can't restore. I need to rebuild the WIndow 10 again.

The workstation is a HP Slimline Desktop 450-160hk. Can I simply download a Window 10 from Microsoft and use it to rebuild my PC. Will it recognize the original Window 10 key ?

For latest PC or servers, does it normally configured with UEFI boot ? What's the main difference between UEFI / BIOS Boot ?

best free software to transfer all files from android to PC using WiFi
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All of a sudden I have user getting the idle time out message. He is not in an rdp session. He does have a Citrix session open, but he always has and this message just started. This is on a w-10 pc. I just seems to pop up on him while he is working and just started doing this today. I see no programs running that would cause this and he states it does not matter what program he is using for this to pop up.
Hi - We are having a strange issue with our company policy, and several other word docs. We are storing it on a server, where if we open the file on the server, it opens and looks normal. If we open it on a computer, the entire document looks like its defaulted to a "bar code" font, and the font name is still the same and hasn't changed on both server and PC! No idea why this is happening - please see attached pic - any help is appreciated.
Website Hijack? or Something similar happening on our website.  Our home page on website shows weird page that looks like hijacked only on mobile. All of desktop whether it is PC or Mac shows correct website but the website on mobile shows different page. If I turn on WIFI on mobile device, I got correct webpage, the same phone, if i turn off the WIFI, i got other webpage. It seems that mostly on Verizon mobile but just for some of them. Some of the Verizon phone shows up correctly on other such as T-mobile device correctly.  it happend once on one of our campus and I resolved by flush the DNS, but this time it won't worked. i followed https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-flush-the-dns-on-an-android-phone
to flush dns on android and still not working.  This happening on Andriod and iOS device.
Hi Experts,

I have an old PC and I like to schedule a task for it to reboot overnight daily and also it should login to the account automatically. This is an old legacy PC and I need the services to be up daily. This is XP computer.

any instructions will be appreciated.
If we create a domain Id (shared by a team of users) or a local Windows Id on a PC
for the team of users to use single licence of SnagIt-Camtasia, does this violate the
licensing terms?  It's about 3-4 users

Just wanted to get 1 licence due to budget reason.
Looking for a tool to monitor over a period of time (for a day or two) an application which I suspect uses a high % of the disk, on a windows pc, any recommendation?
I have a new WIndows 10 computer that I'm trying to scan with Manage Engine.  The scan fails and the log shows Port 139 is closed.  I've turned off the firewall and the ESET antivirus software and the scan still fails.  Windows file and Print sharing are enabled and I can access the default admin share with no problem.

I'm scanning with NetWork Port Scanner from the Microsoft Store and the only port it shows open is port 135.  Again this is with the Widows Firewall and ESET turned off.  I've even created a new rule to open port 139 and it still shows closed.
I would like the best way to text from a desktop or laptop PC without knowing the carrier?
There are a few ways to send a text message from any PC but you have to know the person's smartphone carrier.
Then you create an email to the person's cell phone number followed by "@" and the carrier's domain.
But unlike a cell phone, there is no need to lookup the carrier.
I have about 180 physicians with their independently owned smartphones, and I would like to send a text to all of them or a small fraction of them.   I would like to do this from Windows 7, or 8 or 10.
Thank you.
HI, I need to move an excel Query from one computer to another.  I lives in "Form Other Sources" - " from Microsoft Query"  and then I can choose the data source under the Databases tab.  I cannot figure out how to move these to another PC to be able to access them.

Any help appreciated!

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WINDOWS 7 updates crashing PCS
Does anyone else have the issue the last two months ( April and May 2018) with Microsoft  Windows updates causing the blue screen of death or with a vicious reboot cycle where the computer keeps trying to start and then reboots

If so has anyone been able to resolve this issue?
we have over 250 computer stations down across all our locations this morning.
ASAP Issue
hi guys

All of our PC records in DNS are showing as Static in the timestamp. So now, when I use a person's PC name to connect to them, it takes me to a totally different PC. Is that related?

Last week, someone at work deleted a DNS zone. We exported the DNS records from another server before they updated too and salvaged them by re-importing them using the DNSCMD.exe command. But now, all records have static timestamps.

Do I need to do something with DNS record aging etc? If so, what would you recommend?

Thanks for helping
I have a perplexing VLAN routing issue that I need help with.

My network has three VLANS:
Data - VLAN 1 Default ( /24)
VOIP - Vlan 20 ( /24)
Wifi - Vlan 30 ( /24)

Vlan 1 is untagged on the switches (all Procurves) and the remainder tagged.  I initially configured this network five years ago and it has worked fine.  IP routing is configured on my L3 switch (HP3800) and I can ping between VLANS with no issue.
However, I am trying to add a new VLAN and I can't get it to route.  I configured it the same as the others and assigned it an IP address (  I can ping .70.1 from my PC (Data VLAN) with no problem but I can't ping a server that is on VLAN 70.  What I get is a "Destination Host Unreachable" from, which is the default gateway for the Data VLAN on the L3 switch, even though the server is attached to a port on the switch.  If I telnet into the switch I still can't ping the server.  I looked in the ARP tables and I don't see any IP in the range.
If i manually configure a PC with a VLAN 70 address, however, I can ping the server but I can't ping the other VLANS.  In other words, the VLAN works but it won't route.
Troubleshooting steps I have taken include:
1 - updated the firmware of all the switches (this entails rebooting)
2 - cleared the ARP table on the L3 switch

I sure it is something obvious but it sure has me stumped.  Any thoughts on what I should be looking for?
I have a Netgear R7000V2 router as my primary router.  I have connected a second router flashed with Tomato which servers as my secondary router.  One of the LAN ports from the secondary router is connected to the WAN port of the primary router.  My configuration is as follows:

Primary (WAN port connected to Internet)
LAN IP Address
DHCP enabled serving -
Static Route added - Destination IP ; IP Subnet Mask ; Gateway IP Address
Metric 2
IP Address reserved for secondary router

Secondary Router
WAN Configuration:
IP Address
Subnet Mask

LAN Configuration
IP Address
Subnet Mask
DHCP enabled serving addresses -
Router Mode
Firewall disabled via firewall script
# disable firewall
iptables -F
iptables -X
iptables -t nat -F
iptables -t nat -X
iptables -t mangle -F
iptables -t mangle -X
iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT

I need both subnets communicate with each other for filesharing etc.  I also need internet access for all PCs across both subnets.  Currently I am able to communicate between the subnets using IP addressing but not able to use hostnames.  PCs on the secondary router ( subnet) are not able to access the internet.  From the secondary router I'm able to ping google.com and other various …
I recently rebuilt a computer with the following specs:

- Windows 10 Pro
- Asus TUF Z270 Motherboard (UEFI BIOS)
- Samsung SSD 840 Pro 512GB Hard Drive (C:)
- 2 x Seagate SkyHawk 4TB SATA Hard Drive (Storage)

Two weeks ago, the computer suddenly restarted without warning while I was using it and it couldn't boot. Went into BIOS and found out that C: and one of the SkyHawks weren't being detected. So I unplugged the two SkyHawks and rebooted. The OS ran an automatic disk check on C: and I was able to boot in afterwards. So then I decided to try to reconnect one of the SkyHawks (A). No problem there, so I plugged in the other SkyHawk (B). After testing with a series of configurations, I found out that having B plugged in was causing the issue so I left it unplugged.

Two days ago, the computer started doing the same thing again although I still had B unplugged. I went into the BIOS and C: wasn't being detected again. After leaving it turned off for a while, I was able to boot to the OS today. I went and downloaded the Samsung Magician software to find out the status of the SSD and it scanned ok. I restarted again to test it and now it's back to not detecting C:.

Could it be a setting in BIOS? A bad SSD? If it's a bad SSD, is there another brand-specific tool aside from Samsung Magician that I can use to test it? Or is there a dependable third-party software out there for testing SSDs?

By the way, I also replaced the SATA cables but same deal.
Experts out there. I have to update BIOS on about 70 PCs. They are windows 7.
What is the best way to update it?. All the PC are from DEll.






A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.