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i have forgetten the passward of microsoft account in lumia 520

Q: i have forgetten the passward of microsoft account in lumia 520

i have forgetten the passward of microsoft account in lumia 520 as now i am unable to install the whatsapp .. what to do

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They may be handy to a lot and even have very reasonable prices but I can't imagine myself ever wanting any of these.
 

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A:Microsoft's new Atom-powered Surface 3 starts at $499

This was sounding so promising then I got to 2GB RAM....

Have a look at your PC now - if you are running next to nothing over standard windows services, then you are probably somewhere around 1.2GB. Add an email client, some virus software a few Chrome Tabs and you will already be swapping away to page file as the OS starts to worry about memory and things will start to grind. How much would 2 more MB cost? Shame as otherwise it sounds quite a capable little machine.
 

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Almost all the internet advice suggests the fix is easy. Would the fact I've worked on this for over a month now suggest I am a one-off?!!!

A Google search revealed that there are many people who have had the same problem still unresolved after two years or so - just as often with other Windows Phones rather than Nokia. Can anyone help please?
 

A:Microsoft Zune will not recognize my Nokia Lumia 800...

Any luck with this?
 

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Recently bought a MS mouse.

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When I click, the thing goes away.

Any way to totally delete this annoying feature other than throwing the mouse away and
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A:Microsoft mouse scrolling so annoying

Wow I know that feeling. I had a MS mouse that did the same thing. Never could figure out how to stop it from doing that. I search over the internet and never found a answer. Even tried its support site. I ended up getting rid of it and going back to a Logitech.
 

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A colleague and myself are the only ones who use this database - it holds 17,000+ files that we have to track. Hers works fine, albeit slowly.

Any help out there with this one? Always appreciated.

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I tried updating the UAA driver to Version 1.0a but still the hardware interrupts wont go away. Please help how to fix this issue.
 

A:Microsoft UAA bus driver for High Definition Audio is causing high hardware interrupt

Download the Realtek drivers here Realtek drivers, you want the third one down, Windows 2000, Windows XP/2003(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file)
 

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But my main question is:
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Also any motherboard recommendations (under 200). As I'm planning on upgrading my computer to a gaming rig.

Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:What do I need to take into account when upgrading my motherboard?

Not quite understanding you. Are you wanting to keep all other parts and just upgrade mobo, ram and gpu?:

It sounds to me like you are wanting to build an entire new system. If so, give us a budget and what should be included (monitor, windows etc.).
 

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A:Windows 7/Microsoft Lifecam

We would need the model number to tell you a reason to why it is not working, and if there is a fix.. If there is no supported driver for windows7, you may need to attempt to use a Windows Vista driver and run it in compatibility mode.

If these options are not possible, you may have to purchase a new one.

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A:ATIV S or Lumia 920

I'm firmly set on the Lumia 920 right now. I've always had a thing for Nokia handsets, and until Android hit the scene I only ever owned them. Plus, I don't think I'll miss the lack of storage expansion (my SGS3 has 16GB now and I'm only using 1GB of it!), and I think Nokia will be quicker and more supportive with its own apps than Samsung will be.
 

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A:Computer not visible in Microsoft Windows Network

My understanding is that

a given system(A) may be attached to a domain OR
unattached and accessed in a workgroup; mutually exclusive.
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http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.235034100/categoryId.54297600

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A:Razer Onza or Microsoft controller for Windows?

Do you already own a wireless 360 controller? You can use a 360 controller on your PC if you add one of these. I use it and it works fine.
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that's all up to the hosting site policies - - don't hold your breath.

the Apache2 web server does this with <VirtualHost: ipaddress:80>
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A:Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 - making it smoother?

If you haven't already, install the intellipoint driver. Although the mouse will work using the native Windows driver, you will have fuller use of its capabilities if you install the latest driver.
 

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Tell us more. What is a Rapidshare Premium Account?
 

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Hi

when you connect via the wire, and via wireless is the ip address,subnet and default gateway in the same range ?
 

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A:Microsoft 6to4 adapter

Delete these drivers in the Device Manager and restart your system. See if Vista reinstalls these automatically
 

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A:Administrator account problam

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/sp2sp3installxpcdrepair/indexfullpage.htm

Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/sp2sp3installxpcdrepair/indexfullpage.htm

Vista Repair:
http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winvista/index.htm (index page)
http://vistahomepremium.windowsreinstall.com/repairstartup/repairstartup.htm (guide)

Or use UBCD to back up your data and re-install clean
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic123957.html
 

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A:Microsoft Habu mouse troubles

Go with a moderately priced Logitec gaming mouse
 

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A:Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000 Problems

If no one can help me with my problem, can anyone point me in the right direction on where I can resolve it. (Other than Microsoft Customer Support that is, that's definitely a last resort).
 

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A:Can I make my internal HD external and I change the type of microsoft it runs with?

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My mobo

Using onboard sound.

Googled, read, looked around, ran windows repair, help? pls? thanks guys
 

A:Microsoft bus should be loaded into your system.... "error"

after googleing, i found 2 potential solutions:
1




Right click on My Computer, go to Properties, Hardware Tab, Device Manager. Look for any yellow bubbles next to the devices. If you see any, right click on it and click install driver. Select the option to find the drivers yourself, the next screen should allow you to browse and navigate to that folder. If the drivers still don't install then go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com in IE and get any hardware updates you can get. The MS bus driver might be an update you need to get.Click to expand...

2




I installed WinXP once more, installed SP2 and then the Sound Driver.
Again it didnt work.
(DAMMIT!)

Then I remembered that i actually had changed a sound card setting in the bios. (No i did not diasble the soundcard )

The case i have installed this Mboard in has a front pannel.
And the Mboard has a front panel connector.

To connect the front pannel I had turned to the manual to get the rigtht pins set up.
The manual states on page 2-31 that:
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seems like a very rare problem.
 

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Lots of valuable information in that file I'd like to access. I was able to create a new Outlook file in safe mode so I guess the program is OK.

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A:Still unable to open Microsoft Outlook

I dont think just upgrading to service pack 3 would do any good.

May be you need some more luck there.

Hope you get the help you need

Regards
 

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just got me worried when the list appeared with loads of them on,

system specs:-

OS: Running vista ultimate 64bit & XP Home with 2 Hardrives
Case: Coolermaster Black NVIDIA Edition Stacker 830
Power: CM Realpower 850W Modular PSU
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme Edition QX6850 3.0ghz Kentsfield
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Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Sound Card
Graphics: 512MB BFG Tech 8800GTS

hope someone can help.
 

A:Microsoft ACPI compliant system? too many?

That is not a normal thing imo.

In Bios;

Make sure your Advanced setting for Plug and Play OS is set to Yes.

Then, under Power, set the ACPI APIC Support to Disabled for now.

Boot and see what, if anything, changes.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/microsoft-acpi-compliant-system-too-many.109509/
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Thanks.
 

A:Microsoft Razer Reclusa Keyboard

Haven't looked up that keyboard, but I think I know what it is (the fix) anyway.

You need to get into your BIOS (with another keyboard, ideally PS/2 if you have the connection)
Then set Enable for USB Keyboard/Mouse support

I think that may be a bit of a mind teaser to do, but I'm sure you'll work it out
 

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A:Microsoft Zune 30GB

Did it come with the new firmware ? When the second generation of Zune players came out, it was officially possible to upgrade old Zune players to the second generation firmware.
 

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A:ATI Radeon 9200 only works with Microsoft drivers

Fully uninstall the ATI program
You may also use the ATI uninstall program to be very thorough.

Download the most up to date ATI program(drivers) for your card
Re-install and test again.
 

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A:Cannot connect only to Microsoft sites

what operating system did you install?
did you also install a firewall program or any other "freeware" utilities for internet security and stuff?
did you try a different browser such as firefox?

please post back
mscrx
 

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A:Microsoft Mouse and Trackball cables compatible?

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A:Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000 on Ubuntu 7.04

...bump...
 

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A:Pc restart whenever I'm on microsoft word

tried uninstall and reinstall?
 

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A:Microsoft Zune

Yeah, I bought one the same day they came out. I was looking at an iPod. Some friends have had problems with them so I decided to check out the Zune. It can not be used as a HDD at this time as you already know.

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A:Windows cannot connect to domain (2003)...computer account not found

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A:Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0 - How to remap tilt-wheel

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Try XP_FIX.exe
"This installaton program will reinstall the missing or corrupt Windows XP system files command.com, autoexec.nt and config.nt. The absence or corruption of one or more of these files causes a "16 Bit Subsystem" error.

We recommend that you download this file and save it to your desktop or to another location where you can find it. Double click on the file to run it once it's downloaded. If problem reoccurs in the future, simply re-run this program."

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Your problem IS with ffdshow.

ffdshow is much more than just a simple movie viewer... it also replaces several windows media format CODEC's with it's own versions of these.

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A:Microsoft Mouse Problems

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A:Microsoft Wireless Keyboard Problem

Could be that the PC is too old to accomodate a wireless keyboard.
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A:Microsoft Wireless Mouse and Keyboard

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A:Microsoft Word

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A:Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Check Box

Darrenbilly said:





I'm damned certain this is possible, but beyond my abilities.Click to expand...

You are correct, it is possible.

What you need to do is learn the Visual Basic for Applications coding in Excel. Then you can add code that runs every time the sheet calculates (basically when something changes on the page). The code can check the status of a cell and change the status of another cell (or object in your case) based on criteria you have coded.

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A:Microsoft said I had a virus, registry error when updating itunes

Bumppp​
 

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A:Microsoft Works Database files

Did you TRY exporting?

A typical choice for database conversions is to export -> CSV format and then work with that
to create the imports. Hint: Export only one TABLE at a time.
 

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A:What is Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x ?

MSXML - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hope this helps you out.
 

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A:Unable to access microsoft.com

Yes, as far as updates
 

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A:Installing Microsoft works suite 2006

How complex is your formatting? You could save it as a .rtf (rich text format) and that will be compatible with practically anything.

Also this is from Wikipedia:



A general C++ library, libwps,[15][16] can extract text from many different versions of Microsoft Works. OpenOffice.org variants such as Go-oo, LibreOffice, NeoOffice and OxygenOffice[17] have included libwps. libwps also provides a command line converter.Click to expand...

So if rtf isn't going to do it for you, installing one of those OpenOffice variants may work.
 

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A:Got Microsoft Security Suite mostly off my laptop, but browsers won't work

"The proxy server is refusing connections."Click to expand...

Check the Control Panel->Internet Options and delete all proxy settings found.

Then check each Browser: Tools->Options and remove the proxy setting from there too
 

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A:Cannot access Microsoft web sites Pressario M2000

You would be best served by having an experienced friend or tech take a quick look.

I see nothing alarming in the HiJack This report. Your computer appears to be protected against infestations...

So it would be helpful to know your configuration: Hard drive, brand, size, and age, memory installed,

Have you tried using FireFox?
 

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accounts.key.com [ C:\AVAST! SANDBOX\S-1-5-21-3583729876-1247344376-3946384776-1000\SFZONE\C\USERS\NIGHTMARE\APPDATA\ROAMING\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\JG77RLU5 ]
I assumed that with a sandbox, stuff like this (especially a key bank flash cookie) would simply not exist.
Also, there is no C:\Avast!. I installed Avast to a custom folder and Avast doesn't use the word "Sandbox" to describe it's program in any files, always "SafeZone".

Don't get me wrong, pc's fine. I'm just wondering if this is typical or if Avast just makes a crappy sandbox.
 

A:Sandbox bank account tracking cookie?

Try using Google Chrome or FireFox with Disconnect + Adblock. That should eliminate the majority, if not all tracking stuff.
 

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I do not know what server I'm using. Tried using the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer to get the server but test failed. Even tried my Gmail still can't.




I've keyed in slowly to make sure I keyed correctly. Again failed. Frustrated. (-_-)"""

Please help! Anyone else having same issue?
 

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A:Microsoft Office 2010 issue

Download the copy again from Microsoft.
 

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I am working on a Word document that has been saved in Word 2003 mode. The document is 94 pages long. Now, when I open it, the formatting is all funky, it does not let me correct it and it says I have opened the document in "Compatibility Mode".

What the heck it this?
How do I fix it?

The formatting issues are contained in the first 3 images I attached to this post (a black line on the left, forced space at the top most of the pages, and when I try to delete text, it just highlights it in red and draws a line through it.

The 4th image is the message I get about compatibility mode.

When I following the instructions and convert the document, the compatibility mode message goes away, but I still have the other 3 problems.

Ideas?
 

A:Windows 7, Microsoft Word 2007 & compatibility mode

Try opening Word in Safe mode. Hold down the Ctrl key and then open Word, say yes to the pop-up.

If that does not work try this. I know it says - in an earlier version but try it anyway.
Word 2003 and later versions of Word have a feature that permits you to assign permissions to specific parts of a document to specific users. When you use this feature, you can make the overall content read-only while you grant editing permissions to specific users for specific parts of the document. When you open such a file in an earlier version of Word, the document opens as protected for comments, permitting users to make comments to the file but not permitting edits to the content. If you receive a document that is protected for comments, you can remove the protection.

To do this, perform one of the following actions:

* In Word 2007, click the Review tab, click Protect Document in the Protect group, click Restrict Formatting and Editing, and then click Stop Protection.
* In Word 2003, click Unprotect on the Tools menu.

If that does not work open it from a cmd.
In the Run dialog box, type this: winword.exe /a (note the space after exe and before the /a switch)
 

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A:Windows XP SP3 Microsoft Windows Update Results

Without know what errors you get,
Try this Fix Me:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058/en-us
 

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Previously used WinXPsp2.

Now I've formatted and installed winXPsp3, after installing office2003 as usual.

The problem is I can not print using the "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer" which is a virtual printer office2003 and "Printers and Faxes" does not appear, as I set it up or I can do.

If I have installed the "Microsoft Office Document Imaging"

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Hello All
i am trying to print a bulk envelops in microsoft word the sending and receiving address is same I am using microsoft word 2000.
hank you for all your help.
Jon
 

A:Printing envelops in Microsoft Word

Take a closer look at the Envelopes setup under Office or Word Tools -> Envelopes and Settings. You are missing a change you have to make which is easily done... but it deletes itself when finished.
 

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Thank You!
 

A:Microsoft Audit

I would think the company requesting such would/should provide whatever software you'd need.
 

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I m not sure if this is the correct forum for this but here goes About a week ago my MS Office did something strange -- when I opened acting is My strangely Office 2003 Microsoft the program the window flew off the left side of the screen and I could not click on it or get it back There is a shortcut showing on the task bar and I can minimize or maximize but either way I cannot see the page type anything or drag amp move -- it is just off the screen in limbo somewhere I tried My Microsoft Office 2003 is acting strangely again tonight and I COULD open it when in safe mode finally Is there any way I can fix this problem so I don t have to be in safe mode all the time I only use this desktop for PC gaming or creating word documents -- it doesn t go online at all I have a different computer I use for that Thanks for the help Oh another thing - I did try to system restore to an earlier date only to find that this program had been turned off so no go with that possibility Mikahmom nbsp

A:My Microsoft Office 2003 is acting strangely

Does your PC do the same thing with all the programs you open? Or just with Office?
As a first thought, you say it opens ok in 'Safe mode', so that seems to point to your graphic drivers being missing or the wrong version for your card.
 

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/get-windows-product-key#get-windows-product-key=windows-7
 

A:Can Win7 still be bought via Microsoft?

Give them a call and see if they will sell a license. You should be able to find their number when you click activate now from the following location.

Control Panel >> System and Security >> System

I was wondering the same thing recently, but have not needed to ask. If not you could always get an OEM licenses, they are still available.
 

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Just to give a bit more info, although I am not sure how relevant it is: when it opens without me clicking, I try to 'cancel', it remains on screen. My only option at this point is to click 'OK'. However, this does not take me into my emails - only my reminders pop up (however, if I actively click to open Outlook, and then get to the 'choose profile' box, I am able to click cancel).

thanks
 

A:Microsoft Outlook 'Choose Profile' dialogue box opens without me clicking

using an admin login, look in the All Users profile
(\documents & settings\all users\*)​under Programs\Start Menu\Startups

every thing there is started for every user that logs onto the system
 

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I don't understand what this mean? can anyone help?
thank you for all or any help.
Jon
 

A:Microsoft Outlook 2007

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What is causing this problem?
 

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A:Can I run Microsoft Office 2003 on Windows 7?

I run Office 2003 for Word, Excel and Outlook under Win7 32bit without problem (nor any problem with Windows updates for Win 7 either. i keep gettin and installing 'em)
 

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A:Why is this error coming "Error Number: 0x800CCC0F" in Microsoft Outlook Express continuously?

Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. I assume that you?ve ruled these out.

The problem may also occur if you have an antivirus e-mail protection utility enabled, which checks the mail as it comes in from your Post Office Protocol (POP) server. To test this, disable the antivirus e-mail protection utility as well as the Windows Firewall.

Another likely cause is that there is a message that is either too large or corrupt in some manner. Logon to your servers Webmail site and delete the offending message there.

For more advice, look here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813514
 

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A:Recovering Microsoft Office 2013

Google for "magic jellybean" - - it recovers product keys -- at least the Windows key. Also find Belarc Advisor - - it lists multitude of keys
 

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I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
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A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

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A:Microsoft unleashes Spartan with latest Windows 10 preview build

Like I said when Spartan was first revealed, it's nothing more that a touch friendly browser with a new render engine (should have just stuck that in IE11).

Look at who much spaced is wasted above and below the text on the title bar. Same thing for the address bar too. It's like they decided that no font could be under 14 pt and no object could be under 20 pixels wide and square. It couldn't be more obvious that these design changes are not to make it easier for desktop users.

I'll stick with firefox and chrome.
 

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So what? Well after the HD took a dump, I had to reinstall a ton of stuff and Steets & Trips was lost. I was very pleased to get another copy whereas Streets & Trips has been withdrawn and MS wants us to use Bing Maps in its place.
 

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A:Microsoft is providing select Xiaomi users with a ROM to put Windows 10 on their Android smartphones

And who knows, perhaps this sort of thing could catch on to the point where handsets are sold as barebones devices that allow users to select the OS of their choice during the setup processClick to expand...

If you would have said that a year ago I would have laughed it off but not it seems like that might really be the way of the future.

There hasn't been any real innovation in the smartphone segment for the last few years, interchangeable parts on smartphones may very well be the way of the future, there just doesn't seem to be anyway to improve on what's already here without some drastic improvement like upgradability.

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A:The Microsoft Lumia 430 is a $70 Windows Phone

For 70 bucks I'm sure you could do worse.
 

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A:Microsoft exec confirms they're phasing out the Internet Explorer brand with Windows 10

I would concur that IE sucks, no matter what they call it.

I am a web developer, and as one headache over IE that I have to deal with frequently is that in IE11 the select control looks so terribly bad, I have to resort to custom control usage, just so it looks the same across all browsers. And their customization for check boxes and radio boxes isn't much better, have to rewrite those every time. Not to mention the *****ic non-standard things they keep plugging in it still, like that moronic Clear button inside edit box that doesn't even issue the Change event when the content is cleared on that button press; - what ***** came up with that one?

I sincerely hope IE vanishes at last, just like Netscape Navigator did.
 

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A:Microsoft reveals Windows 10 desktop and mobile hardware requirements

I see the a firmware requirement for "UEFI 2.3.1" and "Secure Boot Enabled". I'm guessing this will limit backward compatibility to older machines.

I don't know anything about UEFI (other than brief mentions hear and there) or how to check which version my machine has.
Tell me, why "Secure Boot Enabled" needs to be a requirement.

 

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