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
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
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
I'm looking for ideas to make a fake window for my cubicle at work. Ideally, it would be lightweight and provide something other than the flourescent lights above. I really like the look of Bright Blinds (see attached photo). I'm thinking a DIY version of that with maybe a poster with a view behind the blinds? I'd love some input on how to go about this project! Thanks!
Topic by gharper1 | last reply
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
I have an airconditioner unit (old style) that sticks out about 5 inches (12cm.) further than the frame. Into the kitchen. I currently have curtains but want to have blinds of some kind for a more modern look. How can I have blinds if the place for attachment is not the same across the window. Any help will be usefull, I'm stuck.
Topic by craftyv | last reply
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
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
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
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Question by loki17 | last reply
If windows could be closed and opened automatically, it could extensively help regulate inside air temperature- a big boon to those of us with no AC. Coupled into a remote-control house, it might reduce electrical consumption and/or increase comfort extensively. I am imagining an add-on to the type of windows that slide up and down; seems the type that opens with a crank would be very easy to retrofit, but they aren't very common, and not very insulating, in my experience.
Topic by whittey | last reply
Hello, I am trying to automate the windows and doors in our barn using NEMA stepper motor and Lead screw and would like to exert around 20 Kg force for opening or closing. The windows are fairly old and made of wrought Iron. I am wondering if somebody can advise and help me selecting the motor (based on torque) and the appropriate diameter of the Lead screw for this instance. The idea being that when the lead screw rotates, the ball nut flange moves left or right and pushes the connecting rod out or in thus opening or closing the window I have attached a rough sketch what I had in mind and please pardon me for any mistakes. Many Thanks Ash
Topic by AshishJ61 | last reply
Ok. me and a friend are building several computers and i want to know what is better when adding ram. since one of the mobos im focusing on now has 4 slots and a maximum of 4GB DDR2 Dual channel, what would be better: having 2x sticks each 2GB worth or having 4x sticks 1GB worth cause im not sure if it will amke the PC faster if i had 4 ram cards in so it distributes the data. anyone have an idea if its better with 2x 2GB or 4x 1GB cards?
Topic by KT Gadget | last reply
I went to turn on my pc today, and it booted up like normal, execpt, before the windows loading screen came up, i got a blue-screen, but an un-usual one, saying that sypt.sys (or something similar) has encounted an error, and then says "Try disabling BIOS memory options, such as shadowing or chaceing, this error message apears every time during the boot of XP, nomatter what, safe-mode, last known good config, start up normally, can i just repair windows, or is this a full install, or (i dread) HDD failure? Usx9
Topic by ultimatesx9 | last reply
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
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
hey there, my window stucks, it doesnt open..its a normal 2 winged window and the spot where it stucks lies in the middle of right window, on the upper side. when i want to open it the lower part responds but the upper one is hopeless, i dont know how to fix that one? oh the brand is called internorm. thx guys
Question by systex | last reply
Hi folks. I'm designing a vent that will vent outside using a vent inside a plexiglass window. I don't know how to mount the sheet inside my chosen window. It's a modern window that has a screw type mechanism that takes the window away. I took the screen out, which just clips in, and expect to do something similar for the plexiglass item. I looked at some of the hardware available at Home Depot and couldn't find anything that would make this thing work. If anybody has any ideas, that would be great. Some pics
Topic by BeeRich | last reply
I have an aircraft window off of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 720. Trying to decide what to do with it. Any suggestions? I already have three other windows (from 737s) that have been turned into picture frames. So I'm looking for some other ideas. Also, I would prefer to keep the item intact, since the research with Boeing leads me to believe there are no others of this interior.Thank you!
Question by jpmarth | last reply
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
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
Thank you to those who gave me the ideas for plywood on my ceiling and walls. I am hopefully going to be starting that project in a few weeks. Work has not allowed me to do anything before now. My next dilemma is a window unit I have installed. I have an older model rv and when I purchased it the main ac was inoperable. I do not care to get it repaired. I have installed a window ac, but, can anyone tell me what is the proper way to insulate or proper insulation to use for the inside....Thank you, Thank you in advance :)
Question by sandy-g | last reply
Recently I've been having an issue with the instructables news letter in the windows 10 mail application. The links in the body of the news letter don't all work. The larger featured links and the contest links allow me to click through tot he intructables site. The smaller individual projects don't do anything. It's almost like there is no link associated with them. This issue seems to be limited to the windows 10 mail application. If I open the e-mails on my android tablet, or in the MSN web mail application I can click through all of the links. I don't have any problems with any other messages in the windows 10 mail application. This is a recent development for the last 4 or 5 news letters. I used to be able to click through all of the links. It could have something to do with an update to the app but why do only some of the links work? Has any one else had issues with windows 10 mail and instructables? Thanks Frank
Topic by FrankPosta | last reply
Wanted: circuit to open window at night when it is cooler outside than in. Close it when hotter outside in morn. Probably add something to prevent it from opening and closing several times in the eve and morn with random fluctuations. Prefer 2 thermostats, 1 outside, one in, rather than a timer. I've a vague recollection of a circuit with 2 potentiometers, one on the motor, one on the control panel, such that turning the control pot will activate the motor until its pot is at the same position as ctrl pot.. Could a circuit something like this control my window? But most thermostats are on/off, not continuous variable. It would be simple to do a switch logic thing like: “IF thermo ‘I’ is above 70 AND thermo ‘O’ is below 70, THEN OPEN “ but that only works at 1 temp.
Topic by Toga_Dan | last reply
My sister tried to log on her dell computer today but all she got is as far as the windows xp loading page then it it just froze all she has is a blue bar top and bottom of the screen and a light blue background like the screen where the user accounts pop up. anyway a friend tried recovery discs for xp but it kept asking for an windows administrator pasword and even though we typed i the password for the administrator account we set up it says not valid password entered,apparently the hardware is fine just needs software repaired. how can i fix the software without the password and keeping the data on the system as i cannot get in to back it up and she has emails with her visa applications for her honeymoon on it. please help if you can
Topic by msc | last reply
My computer is slowing down by the minuete. we shut it off after a storm completely unplugged when we started it back up it was slower than usual. but we didnt think of it.time passed and sooner it slowed down hosting on warcraft. my moms games wont open on internet explorer and usually when she does get them...they freeze right before the end. then it takes 5 mins to shut it down. help? edit: thanks people, its goin 500% faster now i got windows defender avast!,spy shredder and somthing called storage protecter appeared now to restart my computer and install all the updates. i also got rid of alot of the crap i had in my programs.
Topic by ich bin ein pyro | last reply
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
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
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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