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I opened a folder in cop administrators area that I shouldn't have and it put all the updates on my programs area and I need to know how to put them back ! I did learn though that if I don't know what it is leave it along! sys32

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Thank you again very much ya'll keep me going! man that was so simple! Thanks again sandrew!

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Go to the folder you originally opened, right click within the opened folder and select either undo paste or undo move

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I downloaded (hotel giant 2 iso) the installation was successful but when i opened it it gave me Application load error 5:0000065434 i don't know what to make or open it please help


1 - Open a Command prompt using "Run as Administrator" (Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command prompt)
2 - at the prompt type: CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\"
3 - hit enter
4 - a new prompt will appear, showing the above path
5 - at the next prompt type the makelink command (described below)

Command:
mklink /d "Fallout New Vegas" "G:\games\Fallout New Vegas"

(*** "G:\games\Fallout new Vegas" is an example. You will want to put the correct path to your Fallout New Vegas install folder.)

6 - hit enter
7 - This should create the representation of a new folder in the "proper" steam directory. (If you were to open this folder, it should take you to the real "Fallout New Vegas" folder, wherever it actually resides.)
8 - You will need to re-create any shortcuts using the new "proper" path. (IE C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\Fallout New Vegas\FalloutNVLauncher.exe)


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- What did I just do?
You created a Portal between two folders to make them capable of existing in the same time-space. (For lack of a better layman's description) Be wary, this may cause the release of exotic particles into a neighboring universe.

- Why did this work?
When the computer now tries to find Fallout it will go to the default directory, and find the "Fallout New Vegas" symbolic link (again represented as if the folder were actually there) and use it as a window to the actual install. The game will be fooled into thinking it's using the default install directory, when it is not.

- Why not just use a shortcut?
Because it won't work.

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This feature is only available in Timeslips v9.0 (Service Release 11), v9.1, and higher. If you have a Service Release of Timeslips v9.0 lower than SR11, please download it from <a href="http://www.timeslips.com/Support/downloads"><b>http://www.timeslips.com/Support/downloads</b></a>. Be sure to install the update on each computer that has Timeslips installed.<br /> <p style="font-style: italic;"><br /><br /> <p style="font-style: italic;">If you have not already installed Station Administrator, install it from your Timeslips CD-ROM using the Custom installation option and selecting only Station Administrator. If you are using Timeslips v9.0, then you must reinstall SR11.<br /><br /><br /> <p>We recommend performing this procedure on every computer when you:<br /> <ul> <li>First install Timeslips</li> <li>Update Timeslips</li> <li>Update your computer's operating system</li> <li>Experience data corruption</li> <li>Experience errors starting Timeslips that tells you to use this feature</li></ul>Prior to performing the Diagnose This Computer procedure you must exit Timeslips as well as any other program which may access the Borland Database Engine (BDE). If you are unsure what programs may use BDE, close all other programs.<br /><a></a><b></b><br /><br /><a></a><b>Steps to perform the Diagnose This Computer procedure:</b><br /> <ol> <li>Close Timeslips and any other program that uses the Borland Database Engine (BDE).<br /><b>Note</b>: If you are unsure what programs may use BDE, close all other programs.</li> <li>Open Station Administrator on the computer you wish to diagnose.<br /><b>Note</b>: If you have not installed Station Administrator, install it from your Timeslips CD-ROM using the Custom installation option and selecting only Station Administrator.<br /><b>Note</b>: If Timeslips is operating in a network environment, and Station Administrator is not installed on the workstation, then use Windows Explorer to locate and run <b>Statadmn.exe</b> from the Timeslips installation folder on the server. [From the Windows Toolbar select <b>Start</b>; <b>Run</b>; <b>Browse</b> to locate and open <b>Statadmn.exe</b> from the Timeslips installation folder on the server.]</li> <li>In Station Administrator select <b>Options</b>; <b>Diagnose</b> <b>This</b> <b>Computer</b>. Click <b>OK</b> to confirm that all programs using Borland Database Engine are closed. Station Administrator will attempt to analyze your system.</li> <li>When <b>Analyze System</b> completes, the Diagnose This Computer dialog box will open and alert you to problems with your Timeslips database and operating system. Each of the four areas has an associated Fix button. If any Fix button is enabled, click it to either solve the problem or receive instructions for doing so. Click <b>Help</b> for further information.<br /><b>Note</b>: Even if no problems are reported, Station Administrator may make other necessary changes (<a href="http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/cgi-bin/sagesoftwareonline.cfg/php/enduser/popup_adp.php?p_faqid=14967&p_created=1122586187&p_sid=TUvWvcnk&p_lva=15461&p_li=&p_redirect=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MjE4LDIxOCZwX3Byb2RzPTUxMzQsNTE0MCZwX2NhdHM9JnBfcHY9Mi41MTQwJnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTE*#does">see above</a>). </li> <li>If you have experiencing data corruption errors click <b>Change Operating System Settings</b> to open the Windows 95 and 98 Settings dialog box and unmark <b>Enable file system caching</b>. Click <b>OK</b> to return to the Diagnose This Computer dialog box. </li> <li>Click <b>Done</b>. If prompted to do so, restart your computer.</li></ol>

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Trying to use my futura ce-200. original software hangs on Win7 machine, updated software just says: entry point not found... the procedure entry point splash textcolor@@yaxk@z could not be located in


http://www.futura-support.com/products/ce-200/software

Make sure you downloaded the correct update. Reinstall the original software. Now right click on the program file (.exe) file in the software folder (prob on c:, folder called Futura **). Mine is different than yours...so end of file will be different, so I put ** instead). After you open the file folder...right click on the program file & choose properties; choose Compatibility; Check the run as box (mine is set to winXP 2); and check the run as administrator box.
Try opening the program...if it opens...you can then do the update install.

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How do I put the music from my Verizon Pantech into my computer?


you will need to connect your mobile device to your computer through a usb port and install it
once its connected to the usb lead it should automatically in windows 7 or you might have to open it open up manually

click start right click on my computer you should see your mobile device if you dont see it
click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of the devices if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark or a red x you will need to update the driver right click on the device to update driver

if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it

click start click on my computer to open from there you should see your mobile device


click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your mobile device
right click on the music select copy navigate back to your computers destination folder


usually my documents my music right click select paste or select the top music hold the mouse cursor then select the bottom music then drag the program to your mobile then drop it in


or if you are downloading program from the internet
once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it
a browse option will open you can save it into a folder in my documents or another device or a usb device


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I tried to change permissions on my hard drive and now I am unable to have access to anything other than just opening programs and folders.


Enable the administrator account, login as administrator and select your regular users folder and assign your regular user as owner.
Enable admin Open a cmd prompt, run as adminif in win vista/7 type without quotes "net use administrator /active:yes" Log out of current user and login as administrator
Now you should have permission to set permissions to your other users folder. Set ownership to originsl user.
Comment if you get stuck or need more help

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When I try installing Itunes half way through installing a pop up comes up saying- "Could not access network location %APPDATA%\." Can u help me fix this.


Please take note that the following steps is in assumption that you are using a Windows operating system.) As I have found out in the iTunes support in apple.com, this symptom may be caused by anti-spyware software preventing iTunes from installing correctly. One such application is SpyCatcher. Before installing iTunes, temporarily remove this software to allow the iTunes installer to complete.

If you are still having trouble installing iTunes for Windows, follow the troubleshooting suggestions described in this article.

General installation troubleshooting Important: iTunes installation is successful a majority of the time after completing these troubleshooting procedures. If one step does not resolve your issue proceed to the next.
1. Empty your Temp directory and restart
Windows XP:
  1. Choose Start > My Computer (or double-click My Computer on the Desktop).
  2. In My Computer or Computer, open the "C:" drive.
  3. Open Documents and Settings.
  4. Double-click the folder titled with your username.
  5. If you see a Local Settings folder, skip to step 10. If you don't see a Local Settings folder, proceed to the next step.
  6. Choose Tools > Folder Options.
  7. Click the View tab.
  8. Select the option to "Show hidden files and folders."
  9. Click OK.
  10. Double-click Local Settings.
  11. Right-click on the Temp folder and choose Delete.
  12. In the confirmation dialog that appears click Yes.
  13. If you are unable to delete the Temp folder, close all programs, especially those in the Notification area ("System Tray") of the Windows Task bar and repeat step 11.
  14. Restart your computer.
Windows Vista and Windows 7:
  1. Choose Start > Computer
  2. In Computer, open the "C:" drive.
  3. Open the Users folder.
  4. Double-click the folder titled with your username.
  5. If you see an AppData folder, skip to step 10. If you don't see an AppData folder, proceed to the next step.
  6. Choose Organize > Folder and Search Options.
  7. Click the View tab.
  8. Select the option to "Show hidden files and folders." (In Windows 7 this option will be called "Show hidden files, folders, and drives").
  9. Click OK.
  10. Double-click the AppData folder to open it. If Windows needs your permission to continue click Continue.
  11. Double-click the Local folder to open it.
  12. Right-click on the Temp folder and choose Delete.
  13. In the confirmation dialog that appears click Yes.
  14. If you are unable to delete the Temp folder, close all programs, especially those in the Notification area ("System Tray") of the Windows Task bar and repeat step 12.
  15. Restart your computer.
2. Completely remove iTunes and QuickTime
For Windows XP, follow instructions in Remove and Reinstall iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows XP.
For Windows Vista or Windows 7, follow instructions in Remove and Reinstall iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows Vista.
Note: Songs you purchased from the iTunes Store or imported from CDs are saved in your My Music folder by default and are not deleted by removing iTunes.
3. Install the latest version of iTunes
Once you have completed the above steps to Empty your Temp directory, Completely remove iTunes and QuickTime, and Clean up iTunes installer files on the computer, you can install the latest version of iTunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download.
Additional troubleshooting Make sure you have administrator-account access To install iTunes or QuickTime software, you need to be logged in as an administrator on the computer. If you're not sure if you have administrator-account access, contact the owner of the computer or your system administrator.
Get the latest Windows updates The first thing to do when troubleshooting an installation issue on a Windows computer is make sure you have the latest Microsoft Windows updates installed—to get the latest updates, go to the Microsoft Windows Update page.
iTunes and QuickTime software for Windows require Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Vista with latest Service Pack installed.
Disable other conflicting software In Windows, some background processes can cause issues for other programs and processes. These conflicts can prevent applications such as iTunes and QuickTime Player from installing. See Using MSCONFIG to troubleshoot conflicts in Windows XP or Using MSCONFIG to troubleshoot conflicts in Windows Vista and Windows 7 for assistance disabling conflicting processes.
Additionally, some third-party security software cannot be disabled using Selective Startup (MSConfig). Because of this, it may be necessary to temporarily manually disable such software while troubleshooting installation. For assistance in configuring or disabling your security software, please contact the manufacturer.
Make sure your folder names don't contain strange characters If the iTunes installer (iTunesSetup) is not responding or appears frozen after launching the installer then the folder where the installer is stored may contain unusual characters. If you notice that the iTunes installer or stored in a folder like this, either rename the folder or move the iTunes installer to another location such as the Desktop before launching.
More help If these steps don't help, you may be able to find a solution to your issue by searching the Microsoft support website.
If the above troubleshooting steps have not helped, proceed to the following steps Solutions to common installation errors Here are some common symptoms you may see when installing iTunes and QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. If you are experiencing one of these symptoms, try the suggested troubleshooting steps:
If you only need to install QuickTime, or if iTunes installs but QuickTime installation did not complete Try downloading and installing the standalone version of QuickTime from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/. Be sure you download the version that does not include iTunes.

Aug 06, 2010 | Apple iTunes

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When I install Itunes this is the Error message I get verify access npitunes.dll C:\Program Files\iTunes\Mozilla Plugins\npitunes.dll


General installation troubleshooting Important: iTunes installation is successful a majority of the time after completing these troubleshooting procedures. If one step does not resolve your issue proceed to the next.
1. Empty your Temp directory and restart
Windows XP:
  1. Choose Start > My Computer (or double-click My Computer on the Desktop).
  2. In My Computer or Computer, open the "C:" drive.
  3. Open Documents and Settings.
  4. Double-click the folder titled with your username.
  5. If you see a Local Settings folder, skip to step 10. If you don't see a Local Settings folder, proceed to the next step.
  6. Choose Tools > Folder Options.
  7. Click the View tab.
  8. Select the option to "Show hidden files and folders."
  9. Click OK.
  10. Double-click Local Settings.
  11. Right-click on the Temp folder and choose Delete.
  12. In the confirmation dialog that appears click Yes.
  13. If you are unable to delete the Temp folder, close all programs, especially those in the Notification area ("System Tray") of the Windows Task bar and repeat step 11.
  14. Restart your computer.
Windows Vista and Windows 7:
  1. Choose Start > Computer
  2. In Computer, open the "C:" drive.
  3. Open the Users folder.
  4. Double-click the folder titled with your username.
  5. If you see an AppData folder, skip to step 10. If you don't see an AppData folder, proceed to the next step.
  6. Choose Organize > Folder and Search Options.
  7. Click the View tab.
  8. Select the option to "Show hidden files and folders." (In Windows 7 this option will be called "Show hidden files, folders, and drives").
  9. Click OK.
  10. Double-click the AppData folder to open it. If Windows needs your permission to continue click Continue.
  11. Double-click the Local folder to open it.
  12. Right-click on the Temp folder and choose Delete.
  13. In the confirmation dialog that appears click Yes.
  14. If you are unable to delete the Temp folder, close all programs, especially those in the Notification area ("System Tray") of the Windows Task bar and repeat step 12.
  15. Restart your computer.
2. Completely remove iTunes and QuickTime
For Windows XP, follow instructions in Remove and Reinstall iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows XP.
For Windows Vista or Windows 7, follow instructions in Remove and Reinstall iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows Vista.
Note: Songs you purchased from the iTunes Store or imported from CDs are saved in your My Music folder by default and are not deleted by removing iTunes.
3. Install the latest version of iTunes
Once you have completed the above steps to Empty your Temp directory, Completely remove iTunes and QuickTime, and Clean up iTunes installer files on the computer, you can install the latest version of iTunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download.
Additional troubleshooting Make sure you have administrator-account access To install iTunes or QuickTime software, you need to be logged in as an administrator on the computer. If you're not sure if you have administrator-account access, contact the owner of the computer or your system administrator.
Get the latest Windows updates The first thing to do when troubleshooting an installation issue on a Windows computer is make sure you have the latest Microsoft Windows updates installed—to get the latest updates, go to the Microsoft Windows Update page.
iTunes and QuickTime software for Windows require Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Vista with latest Service Pack installed.
Disable other conflicting software In Windows, some background processes can cause issues for other programs and processes. These conflicts can prevent applications such as iTunes and QuickTime Player from installing. See Using MSCONFIG to troubleshoot conflicts in Windows XP or Using MSCONFIG to troubleshoot conflicts in Windows Vista and Windows 7 for assistance disabling conflicting processes.
Additionally, some third-party security software cannot be disabled using Selective Startup (MSConfig). Because of this, it may be necessary to temporarily manually disable such software while troubleshooting installation. For assistance in configuring or disabling your security software, please contact the manufacturer.
Make sure your folder names don't contain strange characters If the iTunes installer (iTunesSetup) is not responding or appears frozen after launching the installer then the folder where the installer is stored may contain unusual characters. If you notice that the iTunes installer or stored in a folder like this, either rename the folder or move the iTunes installer to another location such as the Desktop before launching.
More help If these steps don't help, you may be able to find a solution to your issue by searching the Microsoft support website.

Jul 29, 2010 | Apple iTunes

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My pc is not loading updates


Suggestions:
How do I reset the Windows Update settings?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
Register Windows Update engine files
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326253
Rename the software distribution folder
1. Stop the Windows Update service (make sure you are logged on as an Administrator)

Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative Tools
Double-click Services
(Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
Right-click the Windows Update service and click Stop.

2. Click Start, type %windir% in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

Locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder.

3. Start the Windows Update service

Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative Tools
Double-click Services
(Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
Right-click the Windows Update service and click Start.

Important: Restart the computer, and then run Windows Update again.
Renaming the software distribution folder will erase your history on the Windows Update Site. Anytime you wish to check what updates are installed you can: -
Start button || Control Panel || Programs
Under Programs and Features - click View installed updates.

Rename the Catroot2 folder

1. Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, right-click cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator.
2. At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each line:


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


3. Delete all tmp*.cat files from the following folder:


%systemroot%\system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}


If no files that start with “tmp” exist in this folder, do not remove any other files. The .cat files in this folder are necessary for installing hotfixes and service packs.

Important: Do not rename the Catroot folder. The Catroot2 folder is automatically recreated by Windows, but the Catroot folder is not recreated if the Catroot folder is renamed.

Reregister DLL files that are associated with Cryptographic Services
Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, right-click cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator.
At the command prompt, type the following commands, and press ENTER after each command:
regsvr32 /u softpub.dll
regsvr32 /u wintrust.dll
regsvr32 /u initpki.dll
regsvr32 /u dssenh.dll
regsvr32 /u rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 /u gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 /u sccbase.dll
regsvr32 /u slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 /u mssip32.dll
regsvr32 /u cryptdlg.dll
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 dssenh.dll
regsvr32 rsaenh.dll
regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll
regsvr32 sccbase.dll
regsvr32 slbcsp.dll
regsvr32 mssip32.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll
exit

Note: Click OK if you are prompted.

Restart the computer.

Re-Install “Windows Update Agent”.

Download and install the latest version of “Windows Update Agent ” on your computer.

How to obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent to help manage updates on a computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104
Information for network administrators about how to obtain the latest Windows Update Agent
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946928

To reinstall Windows Update Agent - download the relevant file for your system and save it to a drive where Vista is not loaded because the file cannot be launched directly from the system root directory.
Click Start, click Run, type: "D:\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /wuforce" (without quotations) and then press Enter to install the Windows Update engine.

Note: There is a space between "D:\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" and "/wuforce"
D: is the drive where Windows is not installed (ie a flash drive or a 2nd hard drive etc)
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

May 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Windows could not search for updates.


From the case log, I understand that when trying to update Windows, the error code 8024402F was encountered. If there has been any misunderstanding, please feel free to let me know.

I also understand the inconvenience you have experienced. Please be assured that I will do my best to help you. Please be aware that these following steps may be similar as the suggestions on Help and Support page, but, they are more detailed. Could you please perform them step by step? This will prevent us from having to proceed with additional troubleshooting steps and provide us with feedback to further develop our support resolutions for future customers. Your assistance in the feedback process is greatly appreciated and crucial to creating the best support experience we can here at Microsoft. This issue can be caused by the following factors:

1. The Windows Update service has been stopped.
2. Corrupted Windows Update Temporary folder.

In order to narrow down the cause of this issue and resolve it, please refer to the following steps. After finishing each step, please check the result again on the Windows Update website.

NOTE: Some third party programs can affect the Windows Update service. If you are running any third party applications such as Spyblocker, Internet or web accelerators (programs designed to boost the speed of the Internet connection), security or anti-virus programs (Norton, McAfee, etc.), I recommend we temporarily disable or shut them down and then try accessing Windows Update later. Please understand that we are disabling these programs only for the purpose of troubleshooting and we can re-enable these programs after we finish troubleshooting.

Step 1: Verify the relevant Windows Update services
=======================================
1. Click the Start Button, in Start Search box, type: "services.msc" (without quotes) and press Enter. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. Double click the service "Windows Update".
3. Click on the "General" tab; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic" or "Manual". Then please click the "Start" button under "Service Status" to start the service.
4. Please repeat the above steps with the "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" service.

You can also temporarily stop these services, restart the computer, and then start these services again. If any service is missing or cannot be stopped or restarted, please let me know.

Step 2: Rename the Windows Update Softwaredistribution folder
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This problem may occur if the Windows Update Software distribution folder has been corrupted. We can refer to the following steps to rename this folder. Please note that the folder will be re-created the next time we visit the Windows Update site.

1. Close all the open windows.
2. Click the Start Button, click "All programs", and click "Accessories".
3. Right-click "Command Prompt", and click "Run as administrator".
4. In "Administrator: Command Prompt" window, type in "net stop WuAuServ" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Note: Please look at the cmd window and make sure it says that it was successfully stopped before we try to rename the folder. However, if it fails, please let me know before performing any further steps and include any error messages you may have received when it failed.

5. Click the Start Button, in the "Start Search" box, type in "%windir%" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
6. In the opened folder, look for the folder named "SoftwareDistribution".
7. Right-click on the folder, select Rename and type "SDold" (without the quotes) to rename this folder.
8. While still in the "Administrator: Command Prompt" window, type the command "net start WuAuServ" (without the quotes) in the opened window to restart the Windows Updates service.

Note: Please look at the cmd window and make sure it says that it was successfully started. However, if it failed, please let me know before performing any further steps and include any error messages you may have received when it failed.

Oct 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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