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Hmmm Site issue?? Posted this a few weeks ago. Not sure why this is listed as a day ago!?!

[QUOTE=britoniah3480;1319272]They are!! [COLOR="Red"][B][U]NOT.[/U][/B][/COLOR] I hate their marketing strategy just to make you come back to them.

because when you want to reformat, you can't and you just have to go to tho them pay them to do it because they don't give the Drivers when you buy their laptop. that why [COLOR="red"][U][B]IT SUCKS[/B][/U][/COLOR][/QUOTE]

Breathe mate.

Like all OEM's, they don't simply "give the drivers"; they simply make them available for download from their website. The one caveat is that drivers-per-model are displayed for "supported" models (as with any OEM), but a simple web-search will highlight compatible "supported" models for crossover drivers.

Dis ACER for many things, but this is just standard issue.

[QUOTE=uramium;1215372]The Problem is related to an old version of Bios, try to flash the Bios with new version using MSI Live update[/QUOTE]

The OP was using a pre-release version of Win7 [I]last year[/I]. The recent post are from someone who "downloaded" it (illegally??)

Move on people.

Mixing up the Green Day discro, spiced up with a little Living End.

Have to also say that oft-time, the finger is all too readily pointed MS's way, instead of where it actually deserves to be pointed; at the OEM's! Add as well the IT departments wanting to do what is easiest for themselves or the bursars with a narrow cost/reward concept.

To explore the first... OEM's have known MS has been planning to wind down XP... for a long time now! Yet they kept selling systems loaded (and optimised for) XP till very recently (some even still). As well as this, some of the top OEM's continue to sell new systems with near-legacy hardware on-board, making the upgrade process (either to newer Windows builds, or from x86 to x64) that more difficult... and this is despite the good money people often paid for these machines. MS has tried to counter this by making Win7 far more backwards compatible than ANY previous release, but there will always be limitations (the same being said for OS X and Linux). If you bought a new system in the last few years, and are unable to upgrade Windows, then the yelling should be directed at the OEM or manufacturer, rather than at MS! Of course, the consumer does have some responsibility in all this, as we have in many ways become a culture of CHEAP... we want to have all the fancy features, and pay a fraction of what it's actually worth; I guess you get what you pay for (well hopefully!)

As to the latter ...

fun ---> Aussie Rules

@asclinton & Labraat.

Could we all PLEASE stop demonising MS for winding down support for XP? NO other OS edition/flavour has continued to receive patches and support for even half as long as either XP or even Win2k (I really do dare someone to find one SINGLE sample to contradict this by the way). When any OS dev has to focus R&D and support on so many multiple OS builds, it is never good for anyone. XP & Win2K dev and support REALLY need to wind down so that the best efforts and ideas can be forward-focused.

At the end of the day, users have had PLENTY of warning that this day was coming. New PC buys since '07 have had to make a conscious choice in buying a new system either with XP installed, or willingly downgrading to the earlier Windows variant. Don't go complaining now that your decisions might not look so wise now. As to those enterprise environments complaining of systems simply too old to upgrade... if you are a business running mission-critical operations on a system THAT old, then you are already foolish! For a system to be completely incompatible with Win7, we are looking at systems at least 7 yrs old; upgrade cycles should be around 4-5.

So can you all just step down from the soapbox and moaning about completely unreasonable expectations... either that or switch to alternate OS's and get used to performing upgrade cycles even MORE regularly!

The Dock you are referring to is Dell's own toolbar, not a Windows' default. Download and install [URL="http://rocketdock.com/"]RocketDock[/URL] as a solution.

OK - which updates? Some updates need to be updated separately. For example, a security update issued yesterday may rely on an update issued last month to have already been applied. If having issues, try installing updates in batches of roughly a weeks worth and see if that helps.

A couple of points not covered above:

What is the write speed of hard-drive. Contrary to popular belief, write speed of HDD can have more impact than RAM. Also, model of HDD please :)

Also, what graphics do you have, and what driver edition?

Oh, and as CJ touched on, can we have understandable English please??


Ever been naked in a public place?



OK.... sounds like BootManger has tied itself to XP HDD (not sure why). Reconnect everything, boot Win7, hit Win+R and type "msconfig". Go to the Boot tab and select the XP OS.... hit Delete. This will not actually delete your XP install but remove its entry from the Boot Manager.

If no issues on reboot, then you should be AOK to format the XP drive and move on :)

Can understand decisions to cancel the HP Slate project, given both the rushed nature it appears the Slate was developed within, as well as the mixed views of HP's computer offerings as a whole (can you imagine how a Slated bogged down with the usual raft of crapware would have "performed"?). I do think both ASUS and DELL have the ability to produce far superior tablet-style offerings with real juice.

Am quite sad the Courier didn't make it however. Where the iPad seems to be solely aimed at the content consumer, the Courier looked to be a far more useful tool. Those who claim the MS can't make decent hardware forget the quality (if a little more expensive) peripherals they continue to roll-out. I had the feeling that if Courier had landed, it would have been decent product.

OK - missed the model SKU... my bad.

But have to agree with Caperjack... asking for assistance to, I suspect illegally (the fact that have no knowledge of the device you are attempting to connect to, nor physical access to said connection point does suggest this) hook-up via someone else's modem/router.


Do you have a ethernet cable so you can physically connect and install drivers? It does sound as if Windows may have already installed (generic) drivers for the device, so this may well not be the problem at hand.

The fact that the particular network you are trying to access keeps dropping out indicates a weakness in the signal; either you are to distant from the modem/router, or the modem/router may be faulty. Would need more info on the modem/router, as well as the wireless device to provide any more-detailed advice.

Looking over post, believe drivers are the problem. If simply updating drivers is not getting you anywhere, would select completely uninstalling the nVidia drivers and rebooting before installing the latest version (197.45).

Would also advise using Device Manager to check if any other drivers are either missing or corrupted. If TurboMemory drivers, for example, are having "issues", those problems can extend to other hardware and/or drivers.

From memory, DirectX 8 can be installed for those apps which still require it, but Windows 7 itself (as well as contemporary applications) require a minimum of DirectX 9 or higher. Aero for example with require the more recent builds. You may however have to use Compatibility options to get around certain issues.

As DirectX support is hardware-supported, you will need to update your vid card as a more permanent solution. If money is an issue, you can look at cards a year or two old, so long as DirextX 9 (or better, 10) is supported.

My guess in regards to slaving drive to another machine could come down to two possible issues:
[]HDD is cooked, meaning no matter [I]what[/I] system you plug it into, you're screwed!
]You are running into some type of authentication issue
[list][]Pre-installed, OEM copies of Windows are often tied to hardware-based authentication (SLIC Keys and the likes)... ALL OEM copies of Windows are in fact tied to a single machine, meaning good luck transferring to another machine at any point. Even though you are only [I]slaving[/I] the drive, you may be hitting a wall because of this.
]Also, if drive has been encrypted using BitLocker, this may also be causing the grief[/list]

[QUOTE]It is a shame they are deliberately hiding the partitions with our data on them.[/QUOTE]

Guess what? ALL major manufacturers do. Partly to comply with OEM EULA's (as well as to help prevent illegal OEM copies of Windows from appearing on all those Torrent sites), but also to make the partitions more "stupid proof". That hidden partition contains all those important Windows install files, and by hiding it away, it basically ensures that your average idiot doesn't accidentally delete it while trying to be clever ;)

As to your final words of warning... is going to be harder and harder to get a pre-installed laptop/notebook hard-drive that will slave to another machine, short of formatting it [B]while it is healthy[/B] and installing a full retail build of Windows. If you leave it until your drive is failing, ...

Given that HP ALWAYS come with a recover disc (no need to make one), would be encouraging the client to first dig through her cupboards to locate that original disc.

As posted above, you can - in a bind - use a retail copy (as long as it is the [B]same[/B] version of Vista pre-installed) to get Vista up and running, but this is not going to help in the long run. If she has truly lost her original restore disc, at some point she is going to have to purchase a new copy of Windows, either through HP directly, or off the shelf.

For once have to agree with "Bob" on this one... too little info and way too many variables!

Are you trying to open, or simply download?
Has this always been the case, or only recently? If the latter, what changes have been recently made?
What OS are you running?
Have you recently updated Acrobat?
Any recent software changes?
Any recent changes to applications or PDF file-handing prefs?

You really need to provide a heck of a lot more info in order for us to have a hope-in-hell of proving any assistance to your problems.

Not sure about Opera, but Google Chrome (in the case of some AV's) may require you to temp disable your Anti-Virus to perform a clean install. Once installed can re-enable Avast with no worries.

Let us know if things still not working and can dig deeper :)

Does [B]no-one[/B] know how to look for a driver themselves?? How is ppl can find this site but [I]not[/I] use Google or such to find the right driver or answers??

a) If on an OEM machine, look to OEM site for a Vista audio driver if no Win7 drivers published (these will at least get you by till you track down something more suitable).
b) If you know the manufacturer and model of your sound card, why is it so difficult to track down a driver (or see if no Win7 driver exists)? You may have to dig a little, but you may be surprised what you turn up in the process.

In reference to the second point, sometimes it is the case where no Win7/Vista drivers exist - especially in the case of many Creative-based cards... their hardware may be great, but their support cycle is dismal! Sometimes there simply [I]is[/I] no driver available which is compatible with Win7 (or Vista for that matter).

Also, simply telling us you are on Win7 is not enough. For example, a driver may be available that will work in 32-bit Win7, but never released in 64-bit format. A x86 (32-bit) driver will not install/function in x64 Windows, so you need to be specific.





Jst one last point Bunny - Clonezilla only images [I]used[/I] disk space... ie, if there is 200GB of data on said drive, then that is all that will be "cloned"

As to a bare-bones DLL "cracker", have used [URL="http://www.softpedia.com/get/Programming/File-Editors/Resource-Hacker.shtml"]this[/URL] tool in the past (in days of re-skinning XP). As to an all-in-one plain language dll decrypter?? Dream on!!

To break down a DLL file, you need to have at least a basic understanding of the type of DLL file you are trying to unravel. Just because they use a common file-type, don't assume they are all the same... as they are not. Apart from the fact that I've never found a tool that is even [I]capable[/I] of unravelling every DLL file thrown at it, to expect a "plain-text" interpretation of every such file is unrealistic. Know the basic context of the DLL file you are trying to tackle, [I]then[/I] Google for a specific tool to meet your ends... there are many to be found :)

[QUOTE=Antity;1031623][B]Edit2:[/B] Ok no... i have downloaded it and its only for x64 and x86 systems. I'm running on x32 so it wont install he drivers :'( .[/QUOTE]

Ummmm, "x86" [I]is[/I] 32-bit :D

Am assuming since no current posting that issue is fixed?? If not, try completely uninstalling component/drivers... reboot and reconnect device, allowing Win Update to load generic drivers instead. May well bridge the gap till manufacturer updates their own drivers.

[QUOTE=ardav;1062403]Sorry, trying not to laugh![/QUOTE]

Sorry, but can't even pretend am not laughing. Wasn't Jbennet on of the big proponents of this new voting system :D