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    Everything still working OK after 4 days so looks...

    Everything still working OK after 4 days so looks like one or more of these tips did the trick.

    Thanks again!
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    Did as suggested and now after visiting...

    Did as suggested and now after visiting www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate it tells me my Windows is genuine, however it's a bit soon to start believing so I'll report back in a day or so or if...
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    Bit too early to tell but despite the message...

    Bit too early to tell but despite the message (that incidentally just appeared without rebooting), so far everything is still working including Windows Update. I subsequently rebooted and so far this...
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    Spoke too soon, the message about not running...

    Spoke too soon, the message about not running genuine Windows is back again :angry:
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    I was reading through that thread and in the end...

    I was reading through that thread and in the end the problem seems to have resolved itself, I eventually managed to install the Intel RST driver and am currently downloading a couple of updates...
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    When I run the validation tool it says: ...

    When I run the validation tool it says:

    Install genuine Windows.
    Files that Windows needs to work properly have been modified, removed, or disabled. To resolve, you need to install genuine...
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    I do have the windows key on the laptop's...

    I do have the windows key on the laptop's underside, actually I'm not really sure activation is the problem because it does say it is activated followed by the code (xxxx - OEM - xxxxxxx - 00010)....
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    I hope this is not considered hijacking but my...

    I hope this is not considered hijacking but my problem is very similar and I couldn't find anything more specific in the archives.

    I have an HP Pavilion DV7 laptop running Win 7 Home Premium and a...
  9. Thanks for a really informative article about the...

    Thanks for a really informative article about the possible pitfalls of a DIY installation, let's hope Crucial and Acer take good note of your observations.

    Graham
  10. Actually if you read the other reply in Kim's...

    Actually if you read the other reply in Kim's link you'll see that it is possible with WSR as well if you buy the WSR toolkit that I think costs around 20 dollars. The problem is that speech...
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    Installation appears to be a bit of a lottery,...

    Installation appears to be a bit of a lottery, I'm on 64-bit Home Premium and installed using Windows update. For some reason the installation seemed to continue even after rebooting (at least I saw...
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    What operating system are you using and which...

    What operating system are you using and which version of IE, are you saying the sound has never worked or that one day it had just stopped working? If the latter can you try a system restore and see...
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    I take it you read this: ...

    I take it you read this:

    http://support.xbox.com/en-gb/pages/xbox-live/get-started/connecting/configure-your-wireless-settings.aspx

    One thing you say (or don't say) puzzles me, you presumably...
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    USB is probably the easiest, removing SD card and...

    USB is probably the easiest, removing SD card and putting it into the adapter (a microSD card is usually sold along with the adapter) is also viable but perhaps a little fiddly. Depending on your...
  15. I did try it some years ago but it was incapable...

    I did try it some years ago but it was incapable of some basic operations including copy and paste and I dropped it almost immediately. Actually Reader 10 seems to have one or two nice new features,...
  16. Thanks for the tip about FileHippo that...

    Thanks for the tip about FileHippo that immediately showed me several programmes needing an update, shame the update didn't fix Acrobat Reader, version 9 has refused to update itself for as long as I...
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    Yes please I can't see that anymore either, other...

    Yes please I can't see that anymore either, other time periods (like 48 hours) would also be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Graham
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    I hardly ever send mail from the Web but I did...

    I hardly ever send mail from the Web but I did last week and exactly the same thing happened to me. At the time I thought I must have done something wrong, but it seems not.

    Graham
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    Bob, not sure why you have a problem, I just...

    Bob, not sure why you have a problem, I just tried using the link you gave and downloaded a 198 kb file called VLCSetup.exe.

    Graham
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    Thanks Peter, this vaguely rang a bell with me...

    Thanks Peter, this vaguely rang a bell with me but I seem to remember that some of the shortcuts were broken, here is a link to the thread that dates back to January 2007, in addition to this select...
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    That's interesting Ted, I have 64-bit Win 7 and...

    That's interesting Ted, I have 64-bit Win 7 and my AR is stuck at 9.3.1, I keep getting the install update message but after a few seconds I am informed that update failed, I was using IE8 and the...
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    This may be related, I run Win 7 and recently...

    This may be related, I run Win 7 and recently bought a WD Essentials 1.5 TB drive, after a while and at regular intervals I get the same "your drive needs formatting" message although it doesn't,...
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    I was interested to test this and did so briefly...

    I was interested to test this and did so briefly with WMP 12 and my preferred Foobar and VLC player, I played the first three songs of the same album and noticed no drop outs at any stage in any of...
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    So if I got you right, it looks like the wireless...

    So if I got you right, it looks like the wireless connection is not the issue as it won't work using Ethernet either, has this laptop ever been connected to the Internet, if so what XP service packs...
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    Unless the laptop is extremely old it shouldn't...

    Unless the laptop is extremely old it shouldn't be a problem connecting if the wi-fi is indeed switched on. Is XP fully patched because if not this might be one possible cause?

    Graham
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