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I called aol, trying to install McAffee, she said call you about service pak 1 or 2. Using XP, have 72% free space. Can you kelp?

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Go to system properties and check what is the service pack you have. Download SP2 and then SP3 from www.microsoft.com/downloads . Once installed restart your computer and then try installing McAfee. It will get installed without any problem.

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Can windows 7 run GTA IV.


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Running GTA 4 on windows 7 should not be a problem. You just have to run the installer using compatibility mode. Right click on the "setup.exe" then choose Properties. Go to Compatibility tab and tick "run this program in compatibility mode for", choose windows xp sp 3. That should allow you to install GTA 4 on windows 7. Bear in mind that you have to install GfW Live and the C++ 2005 files seperately which can be found in the disk as well. More importantly, make sure that your computer meets the system requirements for the game.
Here it is: System Requirements
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OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3 Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz Memory: 1.5GB, 16GB Free Hard Drive Space Video Card: 256MB NVIDIA 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900
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After installing the game and you're not able to run it, Try running the main executable file of the game in compatibility mode as well.

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on Apr 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Xp is running very slow, it takes forever for a task to complete- ie installing software. Ran defrag, disk clean up, spy ware removal, antivirus.


1. Try removing temp files from hdd
2. Uninstall all malwares and antivirus, try using trial version of Mcaffee 8.7i with updates and scan viruses and remove it.
3. If memory is low try increasing upto 1GB atleast.
4. Try reloading OS.

Sep 05, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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I have a Dell desktop. I run Windows XP, and use McAffee, XoftSpySE, & RegCure software. I have about 25% free space on the hard drive. The computer runs slowly. I have defragged, compressed old files,...


try running one more virus software program called Malwarebytes.
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
After you install it, make sure to check for updates each time before you run a scan. RUN A FULL SYSTEM SCAN.
When you are finished with, that run a CHECKDISK. Do this by clicking: START/RUN & type: chkdsk /F /R exactly like I have it here, into the box and press Enter. Choose Y and restart

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I cannot install aol 9.5 I'm promt with this


delete some useless stuffs from your system , mainly from the active partition(usually c:\ drive).. atleast it must have 2 gb of free space..

Oct 30, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

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My xp home sp3 wants a least 2 restarts before it


"Wants a reboot?" That's strange.

If you have the McAffee software available for re-installation - I would remove McAffee (UNPLUG YOUR NETWORK CABLE, as you'll be naked to the world) and see if it boots OK without McAffee.

If it is happy to boot without McAffee, then try re-installing McAffee and see how it acts.

You can always use something other than McAffee if it ends up being the culprit of your problems.

Also, check for malware. Download MalWare Bytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org) and make sure to update the definitions and run it across your computer. The Quick Mode is effective, and the Thorough Mode takes hours .... :)

Just make sure to be careful when you have no AntiVirus installed to not go playing on the internet .... download MalWare Bytes (install & update) before you remove McAffee and unplug from the world.

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Windows Xp activation


The best is to Phone Microsoft, and activate it manually, if it is a valid key..

There are softrware to work around that but I wouldn't recommend it, as you still need to download MS Updates

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remove mafee from mcafee removal toll and restart the computer

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My pc will not let me install service pack 1


What are your system specifications (CPU, memory, hard drive, free space available). If you dont meet the system requirements or lack adequate drive space, the install will fail. Are you using a valid copy of XP? If youre using corporate edition with a blacklisted key, then the service pack will NEVER install. You may have a virus on the machine; do virus scans and remove any problems it finds. If you have an antivirus program on the machine, you may have to either disable it or remove it to install the service pack.

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Typically this means you have a firewall enabled. If your using Windows XP SP2, make sure that ActiveSync is in the exceptions tab of the Windows Firewall (control panel->windows firewall->exceptions). If your using Norton Internet Security, right click on the globe icon in the system tray (near the clock on your task bar) and choose disable, the try syncronizing again. If your using McAffee Antivirus or the McAffee Firewall, you could try McAffee for help configuring that OR uninstall McAffee, uninstall ActiveSync the reinstall ActiveSync then install McAffee and do all of your Antivirus and Firewall definitions updates.

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