Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.

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I have a number of production workstation running Windows 7 Pro.  One started freezing up a few times each day and I've been trying to troubleshoot it.
(Please don't suggest a new computer or a new operating system as these are definitely worthy of consideration but are *not* the purpose of this question).
"Freezing" in this case means it requires a hard reboot to recover.  Nothing is responsive.  I presume that the remaining display comes from the monitor's buffer.

Any number of things have been done:
cleaned up accumulated dust
Refreshed the CPU heatsink compound.
driver updates
new power supply
HD testing and monitoring
RAM testing

Last week, I took the machine into the lab and ran it for 4 days straight without any indication of freezing - including stress tests.
Then, figuring that hardware and some software were eliminated, returned it to production.
The freezing while in production resumed and I've witnessed it / experienced it.
Event Monitor shows nothing leading up to the reboot.

Now I have it back in the lab along with its charge card machine, wireless mouse, wired keyboard.  Other than networked printer, everything should be here.
It's been running now for 15 hours nonstop and I have to be planning the next steps.
This question is as much about considering approaches as about fixing this immediate issue!!

We have a machine that freezes in production and does not freeze in the lab.  What's different?
- Environmental: Does the …
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Sporadic problem with Outlook client (Outlook 2016 client using O365)

More and more users (and myself) are noticing stripped images in Outlook.  Specifically it says "The Linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location."   The internet is pointing me everywhere but the kitchen sink.  I am inclined to think it is NOT Temporary Internet files since it seems to be happening on a lot of different machines for different users; one of which has only been here two weeks so it is doubtful his internet cache would need clearing so soon.  I have seen articles that anti-malware software could be doing it (specifically Malwarebytes) but I am not sure about that either.  There is also a thought that our web based spam filter could be doing it as well (SpamTitan) It DOES seem to be only Windows 10 machines so far though as far as I know but that is not verified just yet...nor  have I heard it happening with our Macs either; either of which if that is the case; would eliminate spamtitan.  Does anyone have any credible suggestions for what could be at issue that would affect multiple users/clients across multiple sites?  Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit randomly freezes and has to do hard shutdown.  It's not specific to software or any common thing. It could be opening a file or reading an email or just navigating the folders and it just freezes. It doesn't even have the time to do a memory dump.
17gb free of 230 gb in C drive on windows10 laptop
i see some slow ness
how much free space ideally i should have to run smoothly
how to see which folder occupying more to delete and move
please advise
I want to stop firewall restart after in setings desactivate

How to stop for good Mcafee Endpoint security firewall
In setting i come over and stops and restars
i delete the module from remove software and when update re installit

How to stop that service for good?
When there is a word in Microsoft Word 2016 that is spelled incorrectly the word will have a read unline under it.  If I drag the mouse across the word and right click one option is Add to Dictionary.  If I chose to do so, will it add that word to the Dictionary file for all Microsoft Word files on my computer or does each document have it's own dictionary?
We have a user who needs to clear out their chrome browser history but it is grayed out and "blocked by administrator." We checked the group policies both local and on the domain and there is nothing indicating that the setting has been blocked. We updated the software, and ran an anti-malware scan. We would prefer to not uninstall and reinstall so we are looking for other options.
Is their a software that I would be able to install on a windows xp pro machine that in the event of a crash I could take another computer with windows xp pro on it and point it to the backup of the software and be good to go?  Clone software?  Is that what it is called?  I know acronis has something like that.  I have a computer sitting beside my desk that is the exact make and model of the computer I am worried might crash.  It has to be windows xp if some of you are wondering why.  It's an old software that we need and they won't upgrade to another system.
Curious what others are doing for backups..... I am about to take a sledgehammer to our current setup, and am curious what other people use and what backup strategies they employ. Cloud is not an option for our firm- our backups to tape can accommodate storage. Currently, we have a daily incremental backup, a weekly full backup that expires after 5 weeks and a monthly backup that never expires and is retained indefinitely. Currently, I have to schedule backups to run every Friday and then watch them all weekend because the backup software randomly marks our full backups as "superseded" (Just started this a month ago), and support was never good from this vendor. We have in-house Exchange, file servers, in-house SQL, an AD domain, and of course file servers. Almost our entire infrastructure is Hyper-V. Total amount of data is about 20TB. I'm more interested in strategies to safeguard the data than an actual product. Should I consider changing the weekly backups to only backing up data that has changed in the past 30 days, and have the monthly be all data? I'll take any suggestions or perspectives on the best way to do this.

I am taking backup using Hyperoo Backup Software. It is configured properly with all its settings and configuration but it fails everytime it tries to take backup. I checked VSS settings, re-registered VSS but i have no success, I tried different solutions specified on internet.

It gives me this error "0x8004230f".

Can anyone please help me to fix this error.

Thank You
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Good reliable place to purchase software?

I've been purchasing s.w. MS Office, Windows etc.. from My Choice Software for a couple years now. The last 6 orders every time I order and try to use the key I end up having to go to their support where they have me try a few options which end up to be very time consuming; they always resolve the issue but like I said a waste of time..

can anyone recommend?


Have Excel 2016 workbook, With an Entity Volume (here in column "C" sometimes other columns), problem is that the software I got the data from have added string " cubic m" to the values and to sum up the data in the column I need to remove the added string With a click of a button. How do I get round that?
i am looking for a duplicate file finder - prefereably free, and i know there are lots of these programs
what is the best in your opinion, and why ?
but is there a product that also lists duplicate folders? i meaning folders with identicalcontent?
and it would be nice if i could select the disks, or folders to be compared
Upgrading Sage TimeSlips version 2015 to 2019. The BDE database has to be converted to Firebird and during the process the conversion tool crashes with AppHangB1 error.

A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:      AppHangB1
  Application Name:      TSConverter.exe
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp:      2a425e19
  Hang Signature:      c041
  Hang Type:      0
  OS Version:      6.0.6002.
  Locale ID:      1033
  Additional Hang Signature 1:      3470f376fca118742a52762dedb45259
  Additional Hang Signature 2:      fe6e
  Additional Hang Signature 3:      08345124dbeb395d548908d64ac75350
  Additional Hang Signature 4:      c041
  Additional Hang Signature 5:      3470f376fca118742a52762dedb45259
  Additional Hang Signature 6:      fe6e
  Additional Hang Signature 7:      08345124dbeb395d548908d64ac75350

Specifically hangs when getting to Converting Features Tables
I would like to find out how to secure the tables in MS Express SqL Servers 2016, I’m totally shocked to what I saw today when a prospective client called me to showcase our software which also has both the MS Access Database (As Back End) and SQL Server as Back End. The client has a standard software off the shelf but can move around within tables in SQL Server 2014 freely and was able change setting from the same software, now because of what I saw I cannot supply my software with SQL Server Backend until I know how to protect the tables from intruders. It is now clear why he was calling for our software is because he massed the unprotected back end, thanks god, I have not yet started supplying the SQL Server as backend except MS Access 2016 which has the back end encrypt with a password.
(1)      If in Ms Access, we can encrypt the backend through a password how can we do the same with MS Express SQL Server 2016???????
(2)      If the there are ways of protecting the tables, then doesn’t that affect the users and re-linking the tables, though with Ms Access the re-link table manager has no problem with that, now how are about the MS SQL Server 2016????????


This is a planning in writing a vbscript to find out PC OS, service pack, missing patches, computer name, antivirus software installed, personal firewall, and so on. This vbscript was evaluated and works without problem. The "last piece" of the check that we are thinking to put in is the checking of PC for any possible infection of virus. How do we ensure that the pc is really virus-free? Can we write a script to check for some "run", "runonce", and other registry key and values? the objective is this seems to be a "preliminary" check for the virus infection, malware, spyware, and so on. MS Windows clients from windows 7 to windows 10.

If so, any sample for the script on this virus checking?

Thanks in advance.
I have a client experiencing an issue with scanning into Thomson Reuters File Cabinet from a Xerox AltaLink B8055. The user is able to intiate the scan, however in the when the items appear in the preview window, prior to import FileCabinet crashes. I believe I have narrowed it down to a software incompatibility between the Xerox twain driver and the software. I am looking for an older version of the the Twain driver as the issue just started at the beginning of December 2018. Currently, she has Xerox Twain version 7.2.25 installed. I've contacted Xerox support and have been told that they do not hold onto legacy copies of their drivers...
is there recommended sites we can purchase greeting cards images for use by corporate companies? to send festive greeting cards to others. Some software like provides templates and not all are suitable for use for Asian countries, e.g. Chinese lunar new year
Hi all,

I'm looking for "firewall" software which I can install on my Windows 2008 server so clients can securily connect to this server.
Is this possible and which is a trustworthy vendor for this. I know I can also use the built-in but more and more systems like Apple do not really support it anymore and because this server is behind a shared connection a hardware firewall is not possible.

Thanks for your advice in this matter.

Best regards
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We have an internal application, whereby users are required to reset their passwords every 90 days. The application has its own security & accounts, and does not integrate with our AD domain in any way. The system itself stores fairly personal client records. If a user does not access the application in a period of time, the administrators do not seem very effective in disabling the users account which is what should happen (they are expected to manually review all active accounts every 8 weeks and disable any stale accounts, and query them with their line manager to determine if access is still appropriate or not), this what should happen – but a recent audit has identified this does not appear to be the case or working effectively.  

The application itself does not work in the same way as say Active Directory, as if a users password has expired (every 90 days is the current setting), the application does not simply prompt them to set a new password and then access can be achieved again, the administrator would have to reset the users password before access could be achieved. The admins are of the view that this is sufficient, e.g. if they have a list of 10 accounts who have not logged into the system in over 365 days, it doesn't really matter that they haven't disabled their accounts, as they cannot gain access to the data as their passwords will have expired. I am not overly comfortable with this approach, but I am struggling to find any real reasoning to counter their …
Hi experts,

I have been trying for more than an hours to fine my software licenses and software for the MAP. I know they have just recently changed to the MPN. They have always made it difficult to find, but now it is more difficult than ever. I have been going round and round and round. I get to pages that show my company and logged in and my ID number. The URL says microsoftpartnernetwork right in it. I try Dashboard. I try the video. I seriously think I will not be able to use my software, which I recently paid for.

Any idea of what site I need to use. To make it even more difficult, most pages have the 50 options at the bottom of the page with the option of clicking on Action Pack and My software, etc., which just takes you to the exciting news that Microsoft has once again made it easier and yet harder to find by changing to Microsoft Partner Network.

How to automatically email the contents of a Windows folder?

We have an accounting application that can automatically generate report files, but it does not have the ability to automatically email them.  

Does anyone know of an SMTP command line, or free/inexpensive software that will allow us to take the contents of a given Windows folder and email them as attachments on an automatically scheduled basis?

More info:  We do NOT have the flexibility to purchase and install Microsoft Outlook for this purpose.  We CAN use Mozilla Thunderbird in conjunction with FireDaemon so that we have a MAPI-compliant email program running in the background... or, as mentioned above, perhaps we could use an SMTP command line using a Gmail SMTP server.
I need to add more space to one of our new customers pre existing server.
Its really a regular pc that is running server software.

the mainboard is a Gigabyte z77x-ud5h. i7-2600k processor.

right now they have 2 256 GB SSD. and they have them setup for raid 1 using intel rapid storage technology version

We need to add more space but I am not familiar with this kind of raid. I'm used to HP ProLiant servers and dell. that have their own software.

We are going to put in 2 500 GB DHH to make more space but I'm not sure how if this software support 2 separate arrays.
that way I don't have to reinstall the OS>

When I go into intel RST  there is no option to add anything. I don't have the new drives hooked up yet. I was just checking where to add or if you can add more than one array.
i have about 600gb data that i like to transfer from one windows 10 laptop to other windows 10 laptop
how can i achieve it

please advise
what is the cheap and best passport drive that is available in market now

is 30TB is available as above?
i do not like too big size and electric connection etc.
more portable is better to move it along with me
i see
WD My Book 8TB-New USB 3.0 Desktop HDD Western Digital-NEW WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN

Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive
Please advise






Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.