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 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Windows CRASHING

Dunno what has changed on this site but it has become unusabe on my computer. It freezes windows every time I open the page?????????????

Topic by pennyd 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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 9 years ago


windows 2000

I have a new computer an im trying to download windows 2000 onto it but i cant find out how to. can you help?

Topic by multedmilkballs 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


window gels?

Does anyone know how to make those clingy gels to decorate your windows? I would love to have some shaped like my Simpsons cookie cutter. Thanks

Topic by tyep 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Faux Window

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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Window Blinds

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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Fun with Windows paint!

Five minute of fun with windows paint! I hope you like it!

Topic by PotatoCoffee 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Doors and WIndows Automation

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 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Windows 7 Screenshots

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

Topic by puffyfluff 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Windows Computer System

This is for anyone frustrated or angry about Windows software or computers.  I want to know what when wrong and what you did to fix it, mostly because of my problems now.

Topic by whiskrs 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Copmuter Ram for Windows

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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Installing Windows on Mac Answered

I want to install XP as a secondary OS on a Mac. How can I do this without using the OS install disc I haven't got?

Question by memyselfand1 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Windows fails to start!!!

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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 7 years ago


Replacing Window sills Answered

Is there a way to replace windowsills without taking out the windows

Question by vtcruise 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is mac or windows better??

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

Question by lukeyj15 10 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


how to repair a window?

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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Windows Movie Maker

Anyone know how to put a watermark on the bottom corner of a video using windows movie maker

Topic by TheCheese9921 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


remove windows password? Answered

Question by batcher 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Plexiglass Temporary Window

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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Suggestions for airplane window

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 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Window AC in a RV....

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 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Windows 10 Mail

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 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


smart window thermostat

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 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


windows xp death

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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Windows help. (Comp)

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 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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?

Question by Vyger 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


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/

Topic by Jester_boy2 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


HOW TO FINALLY RID THE POP-UP WINDOW FOR WINDOWS LIVE MAIL - WINDOWS 7

Have FOUND THE ANSWER to putting an END to the pop-up windows for WINDOWS LIVE MAIL FORVER.  (Even after uninstalling the program, the window still popped-up) 1.  Open Windows Live Mail.  Click cancel to pop-up window. 2.  Click on LIST ICON - (to the Far left:  Windows Live Mail - lets you Save, Print, See and Everything else) 3.  Choose OPTIONS 4.  Select MAIL 5.  Click CONNECTIONS tab 6.  Hit the tab STOP SIGNING IN 7.  Hit APPLY, OK and CLOSE 8.  Re-open WINDOWS LIVE MAIL ACCOUNT FOR RETRIEVING E-MAIL... NO MORE POP UP!

Topic by Joolaki 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago