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Command prompt There is no working of maximization.

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Vista will not allow you to full screen a command prompt without some tweaking. Instructions are provided here.

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Granddaughter changed password on my computer unable to access anything help


copy d:\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exeYou can boot from your windows 7 disc and use the system recovery command prompt to change the password:
  1. Put windows 7 disc in computer and reboot
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from CD/DVD, press a key such as the space bar
  3. Wait for the Install Windows screen to appear, there will be language options, press the "Next" button
  4. There will be an Install Now button and a couple links at the bottom of the window, press the "Repair Your Computer" link
  5. Wait for the "System Recovery Options" window, it will show you which drive windows is installed to (such as C: or D:) under the location column. Remember this letter and press the next button
  6. You will now have a list of options, press the "Command Prompt" link
  7. Assuming the drive letter you saw was D:, type these commands (if it was not D, then change to the letter you saw)
    1. copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\
      1. Completion of this command will say 1 File(s) copied
    2. copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
      1. You will be prompted to overwrite, type Y and press enter
  8. Remove your windows 7 disc, close the command prompt window, and press the "Restart" button on the system recovery options screen
  9. Once your computer comes up to the log-in screen, there is a little button in the bottom left corner for ease of access options, press this button and a command prompt window will appear.
  10. In the command prompt type
    1. net user
      1. make note of your user name that is listed
    2. next type "net user" without the quotations followed by your username and whatever password you want.
  11. Close the command prompt window, then log in to your computer

To reverse the changes made to the file when in the windows repair command prompt:
  1. Insert your bootable Windows 7 media.
  2. Click the Next button.
  3. Click the Repair your computer link.
  4. Wait while Windows is found on your hard drive.
  5. Select Windows 7 and then click Next.
  6. Click on Command Prompt.
  7. Type the following command followed by enter
    1. copy d:\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe
      1. If your drive letter was not d, then replace it with the correct one
      2. you will be prompted to overwrite, press Y and enter
  8. Remove your windows disc, close the command prompt, and press the restart button again

Oct 16, 2013 | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT...

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Remove virus on hard disk and usb's


Insert your USB drive in the appropriate USB slot in your computer.

If the Autoplay dialog box appears, select "Take No Action" and click the "OK" button.


Launch your anti-virus program, such as AVG Antivirus or Anti Malware.

Select the USB drive for the program to scan.

Click the "Start Scan" button or option.


Open the scan history for the USB drive when the scan is complete to see a list of viruses and warnings identified by the antivirus software.


If desired, select the options to "Heal All Infected Files" or "Move the Infected Files to the Virus Vault" to ensure these files are quarantined from your system.


Highlight each infected file in the scan history. Write down the file name of each infected file identified on the USB drive. Minimize the application's window.


Select "Run" from the Windows "Start" menu. In the Run window, type "e:/" at the command prompt to switch to your USB drive (or type the drive letter for your USB drive). Press the Enter key.


Type "attrib -s -h -r -a *.*" at the command prompt to remove the system, hidden, read-only and archive file attributes.

Press the Enter key.


Type "del ####.+++" where "####" is the file name of the infected file and "+++" is the file extension, at the command prompt line.

Press the Enter key.


For example, "del terriblevirus.exe" will specifically delete the Terrible Virus executable file. Repeat for each infected file on your list identified in Step 4.


Close the command prompt window; that is, exit the Run utility.


Maximize the window for your anti-virus program (which is still open) and repeat Steps 2 to 7 until no virus is detected on your USB drive.

Exit the anti-virus application.

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another way is to control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right Click on your drive select format



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When i tried to to install service pack 2(twice) it downloaded to 24% and stopped . With the error code 8E5E0442 windows update encountered an unknown error .


Perform the following steps to reset the Windows Update component.


1. Stop the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:

a. Click Start/All Programs/Accessories. Right click 'Command Prompt' and select 'Run As Administrator'. Click 'Continue' on the UAC prompt.

b. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command:


net stop wuauserv
net stop bits


2. Rename the "Catroot2" folder. To do this, follow these steps:

Type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command.


net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 oldcatroot2
net start cryptsvc

3. Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder:

Type the following command, and then press Enter.


ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old


4. Register the files that are used by Windows Update and Microsoft Update. To do this, follow these steps:

a. At the command prompt, type the following commands, press ENTER after each command, and then click OK every time that you receive a verification message:

regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wucltux.dll
regsvr32 wups2.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuwebv.dll


5. Start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service, the Automatic Updates service, and the Event Log service. To do this, follow these steps:

a. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command:

net start bits
net start wuauserv
net start Eventlog
exit


Reboot the computer and try Windows Update again. That should get update working gain but your update status may change a bit so you may have to rerun update a few times.

Mar 04, 2011 | Operating Systems

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How to do system restore from the command prompt


  1. Start your computer in safe mode with command prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, type rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

May 07, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition...

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Code 80070246 how do i fix


To resolve this problem, replace the corrupted GlobalInstallOrder.xml file on the system with the same file from the Windows Vista installation media. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Obtain the WIM filter driver from the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK). To download and install the Windows AIK, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7d4bc6d-15f3-4284-9123-679830d629f2&DisplayLang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c7d4bc6d-15f3-4284-9123-679830d629f2&DisplayLang=en)
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft Windows AIK, right-click Windows PE Tools Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password, type the password. If you are prompted to continue, click Continue.
  3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER. MD c:\MountThis command creates a folder that is named Mount.
  4. Put the Windows Vista installation media in the CD or DVD drive.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: Imagex /mount DVDDriveLetter\sources\install.wim 1 \mount
  6. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: CD\mount\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_07289f4cca5f6990This command moves to the source folder
  7. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: xcopy GlobalInstallOrder.xml %windir%\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_07289f4cca5f6990This command copies the GlobalInstallOrder.xml file to the destination folder.

Mar 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition...

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No updates just error 646


Hi

This problem usually occurs with vista operating system.

Try the following steps to install the update successfully.

Stop the services pertaining to Windows Update.

1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
2. If you receive a notification from User Account Control simply click Continue.
3. At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press ENTER after each command.
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptsvc
4. Please do not close the Command Prompt window.

Rename folders pertaining to Windows Update

At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press Enter after each command:
ren %systemroot%System32Catroot2 Catroot2.old
ren %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

Start services pertaining to Windows Update.
net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptsvc
Close the Command Prompt window.

Download the standalone package file of the update “KB967043” and install it.

Visit the following link to download the update: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=628280fe-e035-4274-85f2-393d9bad543c&displaylang=en
Restart the computer once the update is installed.
Hope this solves your problem

Dec 17, 2009 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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I cannot download the new windows updates-I get an error message 646 and cannot find out what that means


Try the following steps to install the update successfully.
Stop the services pertaining to Windows Update.
1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
2. If you receive a notification from User Account Control simply click Continue.
3. At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press ENTER after each command.
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptsvc
4. Please do not close the Command Prompt window.

Rename folders pertaining to Windows Update
At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press Enter after each command:
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

Start services pertaining to Windows Update.
net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptsvc
Close the Command Prompt window.

Download the standalone package file of the update “KB967043”
and install it.
Visit the following link to download the update:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=628280fe-e035-4274-85f2-393d9bad543c&displaylang=en
Restart the computer once the update is installed.
Let me know if this worked.

Oct 15, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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My computer will not install updates. it says it is installing them after it shuts down but they never install.


Hi there,

Try the following steps to install the update successfully.
Stop the services pertaining to Windows Update.
1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
2. If you receive a notification from User Account Control simply click Continue.
3. At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press ENTER after each command.
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptsvc
4. Please do not close the Command Prompt window.

Rename folders pertaining to Windows Update
At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press Enter after each command:
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

Start services pertaining to Windows Update.
net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptsvc
Close the Command Prompt window.

Regards,

Om

Oct 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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UNABLE TO INSTALL SP2 ON XP OP.SYSTEM


Hi there,


Try the following steps to install the update successfully.
Stop the services pertaining to Windows Update.
1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
2. If you receive a notification from User Account Control simply click Continue.
3. At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press ENTER after each command.
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptsvc
4. Please do not close the Command Prompt window.

Rename folders pertaining to Windows Update
At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press Enter after each command:
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

Start services pertaining to Windows Update.
net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptsvc
Close the Command Prompt window.

Regards,

Om

Oct 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition Sp2...

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Why c does not support vista in full screen mode and how it is use in full mode


Hello,
Try running from the command line, All programs, Accessories, Command Prompt, and maximize the command prompt window.
Or use a USB key to install the PortableApps suite on it (www.PortableApps.com) This will allow you to carry your apps with you to run on any computer. One such portable application is the DosBox.
Hope it helps.

Sep 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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