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When installing Windows 10, it is not possible to delete the partition where windows 7 is installed. MBR error. Thanks for your help.
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Windows 7 IE11 opens and closes automatically.  I went to the Action Center Problem Details and saw this message from 7/7/17:  

Description
The program IEXPLORE.EXE version 11.0.9600.18698 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
 Process ID: 2670
 Start Time: 01d2f744967e20af
 Termination Time: 0
 Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
 Report Id:

Can anyone help on how to get IE working again?
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Thanks Andrew.
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Xenapp 6.5 Intermittent issues since KB4012215 (WannaCry security fix)

Hi All,

Ever since we installed KB4012215 as part of MS recommended protection against ransomware\ 'Wannacry' into our Windows 2008 R2 Xenapp 6.5 base image we've seen constant intermittent issues with file handles and permissions related to user profiles, UPM, Office applications and RDS.

Issue 1 - when user logs on\ launches a session:  
Word - 'your autocorrect file C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\microsoft\office\MSO3081.acl could not be saved - click OK 'Word cannot open the existing file normal.dot'

Issue 2- when user logs on\ launches a session:
Outlook signature file goes missing for customers - they'll add and then they'll lose it again on another session later.

There seem be weird file and handler locks and registry handles not being released properly or quickly enough after logon. i.e. an application wont recognise required datafiles (XML) in user\ \appdata\roaming profile folder even though the file\ folder definitely exists and can be written to.
To our frustration we cannot replicate the problem however it seems that the issues manifest when a user logs onto a specific CITRIX server the first time around and then relaunch an application session on THAT server again within a given timeframe. Testing further indicates that if a user is logged off completely and then they log back onto that same server the issue is NOT present.
A server …
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by:loubot loubot
thank you Andrew- I have now done so

Appreciate your time to assist :)
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My pleasure. Good luck with your question :)
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Check out this email I got from Google (DUH!):


Help keep your Google Account secure

Hi Ryan,
These apps & sites that aren't from Google have permission to access your account, notmyrealemail@gmail.com. Do you still want to allow access?
Review non-Google apps & sites

Windows
Read, send, delete, and manage your email, Manage your calendars, Manage your contacts
See all

Why you’re getting this email
Apps & sites can ask for permissions to see and change things like your emails, contacts, and documents.
Learn more
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
So did you checkout that you've actually given that permission and it's still needed?
(https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3466521)

A quick check here and no-one has "Windows" specifically listed as an OAuth authorized app.

Even if correct it's always worth checking your settings regularly :)
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by:Ryan
Windows 10 is just set up that way as I have the only email address I use set up as my Microsoft account.  I just thought it was funny.
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Hello,
I am using the RAID-1 configuration for my HDD . Before starting the Windows installation i have set the RAID in BIOS .
then go to CTRL+I and create the raid for my HDD and console was showing NORMAL ( GREEN)
STEP 2 : Now when i start the windows installation , the Windows need the raid driver for detecting my HDD . i provide it and HDD detected . The Windows installation starts . ..

Now When the installation reached the last STEP of WIndows 7 installation : " COMPLETE INSTALLATION STEP"

and the System Restart . I see one problem ..

The RAID HDD status changes from NORMAL to INITIALIZE MODE . so can any one answer actually i want the HDD to be in NORMAL Mode only . please suggest is this normal ?
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Were you looking for help on this? You might want to ask it as a question to get more Experts to see it. https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp
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by:Doug Walton
That's awesome!  I've never owned a tablet, but I might have to get one if they can do stuff like that soon.
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by:Brandon Lyon
Yeah ever since the Surface Pro Microsoft has been my preferred tablet OS. They do lots of nice little improvements like this.
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Creating image (wim) in Windows 7.  For some reason scrubbing local user account previously entered at OOBE screen during the audit process does not do so completely.  After sysprep the OOBE screen comes up and asks for user name and when typed in it says it's already there.  Is there some hidden trace of this account I'm not getting rid of?  During audit mode profile was deleted and wasn't even showing up in registry anymore.
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by:divesh garg
Hi,

Actually after the sysprep ( audit Mode , Generalize , Reboot) , you need to delete the User account from 2 Places .
1st place . goto start --> type user profile --> then you see the search result click on it . check if the local user account exits , Please delete
2nd place .Goto Manage --> user --> see if the loal user account exits  , please delete from here as well .

Now run sysprep( OOBE,Generalize , shutdown )

I sure this will  help ..

thanks
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by:Ranbro7
Before running sysprep I removed the account in question.  Could it be created in the imagex capture process from something in unattend.xml?
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For anyone that has a similar issue

Windows 10 Pro
VS 2008
Windows Forms App for Symbol MC3190 - Windows 5 CE

After Windows 10 update, VS 2008 failed to load the project - with error :
File  microsoft.compactframework.visualbasic.targets not found
Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

I seem to have solved this by installing
NETCFv35PowerToys.msi
from
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/download/details.aspx?id=13442

Rgds,
Jonathan
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MDT 2013 windows 10 Image crashed after first login. Administrator account is disabled.
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Disable Automatic Reboot After Updates Installation

I want to inform you that Windows 10 and 2016 receives updates very often. About once a week it gets important fixes and patches requiring a system reboot to be installed. By default Windows 10 and 2016 is configured to reboot automatically for the installation of important updates. But this can cause inconveniences to you.

However, you can disable automatic reboot after updates installation via Windows Update settings, TaskScheduler, Group Policy and Registry Editor.

  • How to turn off auto-reboot in Settings App

This method allows you to choose time when you don’t want your PC to be rebooted in any case. But nevertheless your PC will be able to reboot to install updates when active hours end.

      1. Go to Settings.
      2. Click on Update and security.
      3. Click on Active Hours and specify when you don’t want your PC to reboot.
      4. If the restart has already been planned, you can also click on Restart Options and modify the restart time and postpone updates installation.

  • How to disable off automatic reboot using the Task Scheduler

One more way to disable auto-restart after installing updates is to disable the task in the Task Scheduler:

      1. Launch the Task Scheduler.
      2. Go to Task Scheduler Library/Microsoft/Windows/Update Orchestrator.
      3. Right-click on the task named Reboot.
      4. Select Disable.

  • How to disable automatic restart for installation of updates using the Group Policy
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Like most people, I hate spam! - Which is why I love Mailwasher Pro!  I highly recommend it and no, that's not my affiliate link. Though I do have one :)

I've yet to try another anti-spam solution that gives me as much control over my mail and that works as well as this software does in keeping spam out of my Inbox, while never affecting the mail I want to keep.

Here's an example screen grab I just took to show why I'm so fond of it.

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Every action in this screen shot was pre-marked automatically for me without my needing to do a thing. I have the option to over-ride anything with a quick mouse click and the program will remember my preferences for the next time it checks.  I can also safely preview any email in that list using plain Text or HTML format and even shoot off a quick Reply or Forward if I want to, without needing to bring it into Outlook.

When I want to bring in my email, I just hit the big "Wash Mail" button and it deletes all the garbage from my mail server's host, opens (or maximizes) Outlook and I click send/receive in there to bring in only the good stuff that I want to keep.  Spam hasn't made its way into my Outlook for years now.  I also have it installed on both my IPhone and IPad.

When I do want to adjust my additional "self created" filters, the provided filter creation tool is great so the process only takes seconds to do.  If you hate spam as much as I …
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Yep.. That's a risk with many web based (or even managed) solutions.  You're always at the mercy of whoever runs the service.

I'm a bit of a control freak at heart, so Mailwasher suits me down to the ground.  Having used it for so long, it's learning history rarely (if ever) gets it wrong for me these days.

Thanks for sharing your experience!
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Have you created a course?
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not yet Justin.
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trying to restore a pc using the HP disks.  Drive erased but then its prompting for windows 7 home edition.  Pc next cd supplied is windows 7 professional.  How do i get this version installed?
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You have entered this as a post. You might get more response if you ask it as a question.
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And your point is?  Nobody is complaining when Echelon spy on everyone else.
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Just coming to the end of patching one Site, all servers up to date.... Thanks to the use of FREE Ivanti Patch for Windows, that the Customer will be placing an order very soon with Ivanti!

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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
We use a lot of different products, SCCM, PRTG, Solarwinds, Tivoli....
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Need to discuss with the business, high patch count still required is because of an old sharepoint server (old copy of office installed on server) and SQL on 2003 server, which should have been retired, but is still on and being used because data has not been migrated.

Also a Print Server we cannot update with 99 patches missing!
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and iVanti patches Windows XP and Windows 2003! for all those that have not migrated it yet!
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How can I give someone permission to map a drive to some of my server files without giving them permissions on the server? Windows Server 2008 R2 IIS 7.0
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You should be able to specify permissions just on the folders they are accessing.

But if you need any further help, I would suggest you ask this as a question. You put it in as a post, so many Experts will not see it.
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A recent post by Brian Matis motivated me to make this alternate post to see what sort of reaction others might have about these recent revelations.

A recent article on The Verge claims that "The older operating system was less vulnerable that anyone expected"

Windows XP computers were mostly immune to WannaCry

Another article from the same source claims "Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say" with regards to helping the WannaCry outbreak spread.

"Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7"

Lots of folks (from their perspective) with a genuine need to keep running on Windows XP suffered a lot of grief in Tech forums as being one of the root causes of giving WannaCry a platform to spread and thrive from, yet now it appears all the criticism may have been a little premature and unjustified.

For the record, I personally don't condone anyone using unsupported operating systems and actively encourage everyone I deal with to get themselves up to date, but I am also sympathetic to those who feel they have a genuine need to do that, so also think they shouldn't be …
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
We have too many XP computers at my institution (some with only SP2) - mostly due to budgets and instrumentation.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Hi Thomas,
Have you considered purchasing an XP Updates agreement with Microsoft? Might be an easier solution if budget restraints prevent you from upgrading? I wouldn't feel comfortable with a lot of XP machines in an environment as it would be a case of when, not if, it will come back to bite you.  Patches are available, just at a cost.

Incidentally, SP3 for XP is still provided by Microsoft - why not install it?

Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

How to obtain Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Cheers..
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For all you people who turn Updates OFF.  Patch Tuesday today and miles of patches. BIG ones for Windows 10 and 7. Updates for XP and Servers. Hop to it.

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There is no issue with having manual updates and checking weekly (servers).

My barb above was aimed at people who turn updates off and leave them off. Then they come in here wondering what happened.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
most of our Windows 10 machines, are now being served with the Creator Update, and a new version of Windows, and if you wondered where your old files went, that are missing, from your User Profile, Documents....

check Windows.old\Users!
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Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

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Once again, security threats are prompting Microsoft to provide patches for Windows XP, which theoretically isn't supposed to be supported by them anymore. While it sucks to have to support old systems like this, it's a good call on their part. Security weaknesses in one version of Windows can weaken the entire ecosystem by allowing the spread of malicious software.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/13/15790030/microsoft-windows-xp-vista-security-updates-june-2017
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Just read that article and was interested to read this.. "Windows XP computers were mostly immune to WannaCry"

Not that I'm condoning folks should continue to run XP of course, but I found this very interesting "Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7"

Just goes to show how slack a lot of people are with regards to downloading their updates I guess.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
although we have plenty of clients, that had missing updates since Feb 2017, and they were not caught out!

because FIREWALLs and GROUP POLICIES, and restricted Applications!

The layered approach!
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Nice when all the major browser makers get on-board with establishing a new standard!
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ASUS X551MAV notebook Windows 8.1 64-bit - display stopped working, no bios, just black screen.  An external monitor does work with it.  Tried to download drivers from Asus website; unplugged and pressed power button for at least a minute; opened up Asus notebook to remove battery and again press power button for at least a minute.  Removed the monitor in hardware listing  and restarted.  Ran antivirus and antispyware scans.  
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
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by:dbrunton
If the external monitor works then your display has gone.  Either the inverter or the screen or one of the components there.

Time for the repair shop.
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You have entered this as a post, which means that most Experts won't see it. You might want to resubmit as a question (use the "Ask a Question" button at the top of the page.)

Thanks,
Brian
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regarding Windows firewall (particularly W10 - Anniversary).
If rule is Disabled - am expecting that any data / protocol related will continue to flow.
Only if rule is Active and Blocked will blockage in/out actually occur.

Confirm???
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chasster123,

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Windows OS

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