Windows help

Does anyone know where I can download a free windows live cd? I need to run some programs, and my windows cds are 1200 miles away in MN. Thanks

Topic by LinuxH4x0r   |  last reply


Windows Problems?

Someone help me a problem with a PC, point out that I'm not too good with computers. I wanted to say that I can not use because whenever I turn on my desktop image appears blue with many codes. Does anyone know what this means?

Question by sara23   |  last reply


Linux Windows? Answered

I am a new Linux user and I want to ask a question How can I add the three buttons(minimize-maximize-exit) on the windows????

Question by arv_christos   |  last reply


Oxidizer for Windows?

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to get Oxidizer for Windows. It looks like a really cool program, but I have a Windows machine. Here's a link to the Mac version: Oxidizer

Topic by ultrauber   |  last reply


Windows passwords? Answered

Does anyone know where you can find your password under windows? is it even possible to find it? i recently installed linux ubuntu on a trashed server and it allready had win2k on it but i do not have the passwords for the windows part. how do i retreive them? >update<  wow i did not think so many people would answer this question so thank you all! could you give me all the sites/ programs you know for reseting/retrieving passwords please? that would be even better! thanks and merry christmas!  ho and to do this i have access to the ubuntu partition of my server and NOT to the windows one. on the windows one, i do not have any passwords. I did try the "administrator" trick but as i thought it does not work.

Question by didgitalpunk   |  last reply


Windows Vista

I have Windows Vista Home Premium. I would like to change version the image says. I want to change it in system information and System properties so it says I have Vista Ultimate. I would also like to change the welcome screen images? How do I do this? I have been searching on how to change this, but I can't find anything. I AM NOT TRYING TO GET THE FEATURES OF VISTA ULTIMATE OR TRYING TO ILLEGALLY MODIFY THE PRODUCT KEY OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD BE ILLEGAL!!!! I just want it to say I have vista ultimate even though I don't.

Topic by popit 


Linux or Windows?

I'm not sure if it should be here, but I'm wondering if I should run Linux. It's a new laptop that currently runs Windows 7. I'm mainly looking at the pros and cons of it. Also, I want to play games on it. Should I do it?

Question by dragonfathom   |  last reply


Windows 8

So now that the developer preview for Windows 8 has been out for awhile, I figured I would ask and find out what everyone thinks about it.  Personally I don't like it, but I'm just curious what you think about it.  No right or wrong answer, just opinions.  :)

Topic by thegeeke   |  last reply


Windows on a psp

Hello,ever heard of bochs? Erm...bochs for psp? Well,It sucks instead you DOSbox because Dosbox runs approx 3 times faster than bochs. Dosbox starts in approx 10 seconds Boots windows 3.1 is about 10 seconds Boots windows 95 in about 1 minute,not 10 minutes I have a few scripts that start it they are: osrun.bat (asks the user weather to start win 95 or win3.1) 95run.bat (boots windows 95) 31run.bat (starts windows3.1) Should i make an Instructable for this? you know..setting it up..making the images and whatever FAQ: Q:y u put windos95 Y NOT VISTA???!!!111 A:because a psp does not have a 1.5GHz duo processor and 1GB+ of ram Q:what other oses can it run? A:You can run the following: dos(comes in dosbox) OS/2 Warp(has not been tested but theoretically it should work) Windows 1.0-3.11(windows 3.1 has been tested and others should work) windows 95(tested and works perfectly) windows 98(ive heard stories but i have not tested it it may work) It cannot run windows 2000 and up because it is unsupported by Dosbox and by far its unsupported by bochs. a bit more info: The psp PHAT can emulate up to about 5 Megs of ram Just 1 meg above what windows 95 needs and thats BARE MINIMUM!!! The psp SLIM can emulate up to 16.5MB of ram which is about the recommended amount of ram for windows 95 ALso the psp's processor normally runs at 222MHz but can run at the full 333MHz its underclocked so that the battery lasts long and don't worry you wont damage your psp by running at a full 333MHz it will just eat up a battery like i eat up a macadamia nut cookie. So should i make an instructable?

Topic by ReCreate   |  last reply


Windows 95 Answered

Hello, I have been trying to install c++ on windows 95 with 2 versions of Bloodshed Dev.cpp software, When I installed it things were fine, but when I try to run the app I get an error that says "A required .DLL file, SHFOLDER.DLL was not found." Another version of Devcpp also meant for windows 95 gave me an error about a missing .DLL. I believe these are vital to the OS files and since they are missing it is a bad sign.What should I do to make it work without messing up my computer? Thanks for your help.

Question by jbaker22   |  last reply


Assembly on Windows

A while ago, I started learning assembly with FASM and as much as I tried I couldn't do it, it was impossible...all I found was 9 year old tutorials and stuff that I understood, but still didn't make sense to me, I would really like to learn assembly on windows and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction? EDIT: I have programmed in other languages in the past including C++ and PHP

Topic by CogitoErgoSum   |  last reply


Windows XP

Hello, I am one of the benefidiary of your site wherein i get lot of replies to solve my computer problems. Now i have a problem.Kindly help me out. I have downloaded some music file and stored in a folder. I wanted to delete the folder, but it says access denied. When i saw the properties it shows the file is read only. How to delete this folder. Similarly i have zip file it is also not being deleted. Kindly advice. regards, Balatv

Topic by balatv44   |  last reply



How to network Windows Vista and Windows XP? Answered

OK, I have (for now)  2 Windows Vista Laptops (wireless) 2 windows xp laptops (wired) 3 Windows XP desktops (wired) 3 Windows CE compaq evo thin clients (wired) ((not necessairly important)) Well I want to network these in an file sharing fashion, so I can share media, files and printers. I am using a 8 port Netgear hub and a Linksys Wrt54GS version 7 (I think) that are bursting at the seams. Unfortuatley  my Vista laptops refuse to join my network, I have tried to make a netowrk disk from my XP computers and transfer it to my laptops but with no avail. Any help would be appreciated (with the exception of DAMN U HAVE ALOT OF COMPUTERS, that gets alittle tiring)

Question by bwpatton1   |  last reply


Windows 7 Screenshots

These are so far the most reliable screenshots of Windows 7 I've found.Some are pretty incredible.

Topic by puffyfluff   |  last reply


Is there a free download of Windows?

Hi, I was wondering if there was a legal and free way to download Windows (XP, Vista) from the web?  I have keys I could use for XP or Vista.   Thanks in advance.

Question by salomon1996   |  last reply


windows xp themes?

I want to know if its possible and if so how to change the windows xp taskbar etc etc. to another colour other then silver, green and blue without having to use the classis theme please help

Question by redsuit09   |  last reply


Windows COA code Answered

Hello. My desktop computer`s hard drive corrupted a while ago due to a power surge and rendered it unusable. After consulting a computer savy friend he said I would need a new hard drive. I have finally began to repair it, I have bought a new hardrive and was wondering can I use my original COA code from windows XP to clean install Windows 7? The reason I ask is that windows 7 is very expensive from new, however you can get the offical disks with supposedly working COA codes for half the price on ebay. They say they are from de-activated computers however I am worried I will buy one and the code will already be in use or invalid. So as a backup would my original code work or would it say it is still in use? (P.s I am not interested in getting windows 8 or 8.1, I cannot afford it) Thankyou :)

Question by Boba Jett   |  last reply


windows 8 dualboot?

As the title says i want to dualboot windows 8, but if i try and do it in a virtual pc, i get errors and when i try and bur the iso to a usb drive i get errors, it doesnt burn or the program says invalid iso what should i do?

Question by The nerdling   |  last reply


windows server 2k?

Okay as in my previous "adventures" with my server, i installed ubuntu 32-bit.g Great it works! but when i started the server again, it asks me to choose between Ubuntu( wich i will call U from now on), U(recovery version), memory tests, and... what? Win2K. first of all, why would it not load exept after i installed U? second of all, I'm stuck at the login screen. So if anyone knows how to recover a password or change a password without opening you session please tell me And if anyone has a link to Win2K's user's manual, please tell me that too. thanks again to everyone :)

Question by didgitalpunk 


Is mac or windows better??

I'm wondering what is the superior OS. Mac or Windows?

Question by lukeyj15   |  last reply



windows 7 bubbles?

I've been watching the bubbles screensaver in win7.  Is it modeling anything?  What determines the interaction of the bubbles?

Question by mole1   |  last reply


electronic window frame

If anybody could help me out that would be great...  I saw plans for this a few years back but lost them. The idea is to use 4 laptop screens in a mock 4-pane window frame. There was a hard drive and power supply behind the frame that would put a picture up so you are looking at a different view everday like the Eiffel Tower, or Golden Gate Bridge, etc. Hang in an empty space on the wall and its like a fake window with a killer view!!! Sound like a potential favorite? 

Topic by kbowman   |  last reply


Car window motors

Hi guys, I don't know if I am on the right section for this kind of question, correct me if I am not. I am looking for a website that sells cars window motor, not the casing and everything, just the 12V motor itself. If anyone could help me, how many amps is there in the motor, I know its 12V, but I want the Wattage.  Thanks in advance!

Topic by bjaii   |  last reply


no audio on new windows? Answered

I got all the files to fit so i put windows on it but i have no audio it has intergated audio but still no audio and i have tried a sound card but i couldnt find a driver for it any ideas

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak   |  last reply


DIY Plexiglass Window

Hey guys, time for another update of what I've been up to lately in my spare time. The other day I just finished a project, where I decided to take some scrap plexiglass and install it as a window in the top of my subwoofer, just like how more expensive pre-built subwoofer boxes have them. I tried to take pictures as I went along with it. Trust me, I may only have a handful of picture, but it took A LOT. Most of the hard work was chiseling the MDF board to fit a groove for the plexiglass to sit in and make a seal. P.S.: Chiseling MDF board is like chiseling cardboard, very easy to take too much out! Also, does anyone have any ideas as to HOW I could get some of the deeper scratches out of the plexiglass??? I'll be taking it apart to re-bevel the edge of the seal once I find the damn wood router, so when I do that I'd like to buff the plexiglass out a bit. Also, I think I own bragging rights for doing this.

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


Windows 7 Runnning on a Windows 2000 PC(800MHz)

Well, Just for fun, Since i had most of my HDD Cleared out. I shrunk my 40GB partition to leave about 13GB of un partitioned space There i installed Windows 7 On it. I managed to install 7 without the need for burning a single CD I mounted the .ISO downloaded from microsoft and the setup started from there, within windows XP I chose my second partition and it installed happily I am Pretty Surprised how well Windows 7 Ran. Its not super-speedy, but its pretty good, I got the Video Drivers installed, The Wireless drivers installed And i am yet to install the sound card, Its Called"ESS allegro Something" I can't find the driver anywhere, but if someone is kind enough to find it, please post it. Here are some screenshots of success. Its full Specs are: 800MHZ Intel Celery(No not celery, Celeron :P ) Processor 512 Of SDRAM 40GB HDD Netgear Something wireless card Intel Integrated something Video Card(its not really a card though XD) ess allegro pci audio(wdm) Sound Card(its not really a card either XD) Thanks And Post some comments or something, tell me what you think ;) ~ReCreate

Topic by ReCreate   |  last reply


Question about upgrading Windows XP to Windows Vista? Answered

I am trying to upgrade a Windows XP Pro system with Service pack 3 to a Vista Ultimate system with the end goal of then upgrading to Win 7. Again the intention is to do an upgrade, not a clean install. This particular OS started life as a Win 95 system. Was upgraded to Win 98 then 98 second edition and then finally to XP. It has run on multiple motherboards and processors and many many hard drives. But I have hit a snag. Vista ultimate will not give the option of upgrading. And by the way, this IS the upgrade version. It says so on the box and on the DVD.  The option to upgrade is there but it is grayed out and a note says that it needs to do a clean install. If I wanted to do that I would skip Vista and go right to 7 to start with. So something is causing the install process to not want to make the upgrade. I am thinking it might be the service pack 3 of XP since the SP3 came out after Vista did. But I can't find any information about it. After all this is more than 10 years in the past.  I am of course working off a clone drive so I can experiment and would just uninstall SP3 to try it but the uninstall is not available.  As far as I can figure a repair was done using a SP3 disk of XP and that eliminated the uninstall. Now I can try doing a repair with a SP2 disk of XP in order to roll it back to SP2  but that might cause it to become unbootable and if not would for certain cause it to need to be activated again, which now will not happen over the internet but requires that you call somebody in India and read long strings of numbers back and forth to each other. I would hate to go through all of that and discover that it still will not upgrade. So the question is: is anyone familiar with this upgrade process and is there a way to force the upgrade option? By the way, I have both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Vista and the XP is a 32 bit version. So that should not be the problem.  Any thoughts about this?

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Downgrading a Windows 8 Tablet to run Windows 7?

Hello Everyone, I am trying to downgrade a HP Elitepad 900 to run on Windows 7 instead of Windows 8. (*Note - There are some reasons outside my control that dictate using Windows 7) I know that this device "should" be ok to run windows 7 it's just the drivers I am having some troubles with. Has anyone had any success with this type of thing and if so where can I get the drivers for this? I haven't installed anything yet for I want to make sure I don't brick the device. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Device: http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/09/hp-elitepad-900-review/

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How to fix Windows 7 laptop after downgrading from Windows 10?

I recently upgraded  to windows 10 to try out the new OS. However I found that I preferred my old windows 7 OS better. Thus, I decided to revert back to my old operation system. I went into settings and under recovery found where it said "Go back to Windows 7" and clicked on it. I let it go about its business and when I come back, my computer no longer starts up. It repeatedly gives me an error along the lines of "The computer encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click 'OK' to restart the computer , and then restart the installation." But when I click okay, the computer simply restarts and I get the same message again.  The problem is that I do not have an external backup of all of my files because I did not expect anything like this to happen. If there is any way I can solve this problem without losing the files that I have I am all ears. Please provide any help or suggestions you can as I need to get my laptop up and running again. The laptop is an Acer Aspire 7750G-9807 running Windows 7 Home Premium. Please help, anything in greatly appreciated!

Question by Science102   |  last reply


Is it possible to install windows in a PC without a disk drive?

I like this gaming PC case but it's haSs no dc drives to put windows 7, how do I install it then?

Question by TinaPie   |  last reply


How do you do a square root in Windows Calculator when in scientific mode?

Is it just me, or is it impossible to do a square root in Windows calculator when you got it in scientific mode?

Question by doctasnowman   |  last reply


How to switch back to Windows XP from Ubuntu without a DVD/CD drive? or what else can i do with the PC?

I have a Sony Vaio desktop PC, it originally ran Windows Xp but i later switched to Ubuntu. My DVD/CD drive no longer works, how can i switch back onto Windows Xp? or alternatively what else can i use this computer for.?

Question by BobbyMcD1991   |  last reply


are there any windows xp application emulators that work on windows 7? Answered

Hello i own a laptop that runs windows 7, and since obtaining it, i have found that alot of my applications are not working as they are incompatible with anything other than windows xp!  most importantly, i cant run my "the movies :stunts and effects expansion pack for my game without needing to change over my save file, because the newly updated "the movies" game , on windows 7, is incapable of playing without crashing if it uses more than 1bg of ram, even though it can do so on windows xp. i want to know, are there any windows xp applicaton emulators?, not programs that emulate the operating system, but rather, run a program the way it would on that operating system? ive tried using the compatibility mode, but it never works. i really need a good emulator. i dont know what to search to find it on google!, all my atempts just turn up with emulators of the operating system, and not for specific applications!

Question by oldmanbeefjerky   |  last reply


Need to run Windows 98 product on Windows XP computer. Answered

I have a compact portable single sheet scanner from 1998 and obviously its platform is Windows 98. I am looking for a program like one I had from a previous employer called SloMo, it would slow down the microprocessor to allow the company's Win'98 products to be serviced by Windows 2000 or XP. Does any one have a source on where I might look for a simular program ? This can be a shareware or purchase software.

Question by Foxtrot70   |  last reply



Run mac programs in windows?

I want to run future basic from my home to work on school work but i have a pc. Is there any easy emulators or ways so I can run future basic on my windows 7?

Question by zigzagchris   |  last reply


windows 7 is worth it, right? Answered

Hi, i am building myself a new pc and was planning on installing windows 7 the specs are: -3.2GHz pentium D -No sata hdd yet... -ATI radeon 256mb PCI-E Graphics card -2 Gigs of ram -and a dvd burner too i was wondering, should i install windows 7, or just install good old windows xp? PS: i plan on playing lots of games on this computer. (like trackmania, rainbow six lockdown, etc...)

Question by zack247   |  last reply


novman f10 windows ce

Does anyone know how to install the full windows ce onto a navman f10. i already unlocked it, but most of the operating system is gone only stuff it needs to run the gps is still there

Question by The nerdling 


Android and windows 8 Bluetooth

Well here is my problem, I have seen the many awesome things on instructables that you use an app preloaded on an SD card to control an arduino through a Bluetooth module. But I might get the new windows 8 phones and I don't see any windows 8 phone projects. I would assume that I could easily connect to the Bluetooth module and but what about the app.? Does anyone know where I could possibly find a tutorial?  Please help! 

Topic by broskiz 


How to partition Windows and Linux?

Okay, on my custom built PC, I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) installed fully on my 1 TB harddrive. What I would like to do is to partition my harddrive with Windows 7. How may I go about doing this. I have never partitioned like this before. I always had Windows previously installed and then used Ubuntu's built-in partitioning option. However, I also know very little about partitioning in general. Can anybody please help me figure this out? It would be MUCH appreciated. (By the way, I would like to allot something like 600 GB to Windows with about 400 GB to Ubuntu)

Question by An_Amateur622   |  last reply


3.5mm clicker software for windows?

I'm sure we have all seen it before, branded under several names such as Klick and Pressy. I was wondering if there is some sort of pre existing software out there that would provide this functionality to a pc? This would be great on the GPD WIN or Pocket C.H.I.P. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-klick-quick-button/

Question by Neon Wizard   |  last reply


Windows XP Internet Ecplorer?

Ok, i just installed winXP on my laptop, and the sound and internet explorer dont work. This happened on another computer and my dad fixed it. But, he doesnt remember how he did it. I have a working internet cable connedted. In the thing that shows my internet connections, it doesnt show anything. Whwnever i try to make one, it doesnt work. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by sci4me   |  last reply


Driver for arduino on Windows 7?

I have recently had to wipe the hard drive of my computer due to a virus. Consequently I had to re install all of my arduino stuff. I got my IDE arduino 0022, but when I plugged in my board to get the driver again I ran into some problems. First off it came up in other devices on my control panel, and when I tried to update my driver, the ArduinoUno.inf did not come up in the driver folder. I moved the file to its own folder, so that it would actually come up when I tried to update the driver, but even when I selected the file I knew for absolute certain was correct the computer said that there was no driver in that file for my device. What is going on and what can I do?

Question by Higgs Boson   |  last reply


Windows 7 truely sucks

I put Windows 7 pro on my gaming PC, oh my god, it sucks so damn bad! Good thing I dual booted with Vista, I have no clue what everybody was thinking when they said it was good! Every 10 minutes, blue screen on death. Tried everything, removing ram, taking out the video card, changing the power supply, plugging it straight into the wall with out the battery back up, nothing worked, so I booted Vista and it worked great, had it on for 2 days so far. And yes, my computer is very compatible with 64-bit. Windows 7 had a 10 minute maximum. Windows Vista just works, I just wish it had XP mode.

Topic by Yerboogieman   |  last reply




windows xp screen problem?

Iv got a windows xp and da screen is sideways. help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tis is really important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by sci4me   |  last reply


Battery specs for window motors?

I have two window motors and plan on running them (for a robot) on a sealed lead acid battery on 12v battery, how many amps do i need

Question by rptech   |  last reply