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What is on my recovery USB stick?

Windows 7

OK I was going to create a recovery USB stick and whilst looking for a USB stick to use I found one labled "Recovery". It is a 16gb stick with 12.5 GB used. It contains the following 3 folders. boot efi sources ; this has a sub folder "ASUS" which is my PC brand So could someone tell me what that stick is for, obviously I created it some time ago and recall little about it. How would it be used? Presumably you would boot from it and it would give you some options? Would help for a link to picture or video of what might I might see. It was created july 2016, which is near the last time to upgrde to win 10 (I was on win 8.10). So I am wondering what it is for, is it to go back to win 8.1? IT would be too later for that now I think. Any help appreciated.

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Connected hotmail password to pc account

Windows 7

I have downloaded new original windows 10 on my laptop. So when i downloaded it there was an option a suggestion that i connect my hotmail microsoft account with my PC and so the password is the same for my hotmail account and when i log into my PC account . So the problem is now that i can't log into my administrative PC account cause the password is inncorect BUT i tried then all all all passwords of mine that are possible. I really need to get into this Pc account cuz all my information is there important and i need it. I even tried the usb password reset disk but it says something went wrong...

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Can't connect to Phone using Bluetooth Hands Free Profile

Windows 7

Hello Community, I'd like to ask for your help. I'd like to connect my Nokia Lumia 620 running Windows Phone 8.10.14219.341 to my PC running Windows 8.1 over Bluetooth using an Asus USB-BT400 Bluetooth adapter with driver version: 12.0.1.160 (chipset is Broadcom BCM920702) and I'd like to connect using the Hands-Free Profile (HFP). Unfortunately this service while enabled for the Phone (Properties/Services/Hands-free Audio Gateway is checked) doesn't appear in the Bluetooth Device Control screen. The phone, by default is connected using A2DP, which works as expected. After some research I concluded that both the Phone and the Adapter supports HFP so I don't understand why HFP wouldn't appear as a connection option under Bluetooth Device Controls. I'm hoping the Community may be able to share some advice perhaps even offer a solution to this problem. Best regards, Szilárd

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Crashes - MIcrosoft Windows is not responding

Windows 7

I have been having this problem for the past week and its been driving me crazy. Ever so often, not necessarily when my computer's under load (just randomly from what I know), the task bar would stop responding, the screen goes white and then an error pops us saying "Microsoft Windows is not responding". I get the option to restart the process but that does nothing so I have to press the power button on it. I did some research but nothing helped me so I tried looking at event viewer to see what might have happened. There are two potential problems. One is that DCOM server errors have been occurring and the other is that the errors with the APXACC service have been occurring. I then did more research on these and tried fixing them but nothing has worked. I also tried sfc /scannow, doing a virus scan, returning to a restore point before the crashes, doing a hard drive check but it said it didn't need one, and DISM restorehealth. Nothing has worked. Does anyone have any idea about what's wrong? Most recent DCOM error (4 similar events showed up) - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> - <System> <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM" Guid="{1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}" EventSourceName="DCOM" /> <EventID Qualifiers="0">10016</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>2</Level> <Task>0</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-01-14T23:05:57.039067100Z" /> <EventRecordID>9330</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="116" ThreadID="6036" /> <Channel>System</Channel> <Computer>Luke-PC</Computer> <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3268894992-1388264432-350391464-1000" /> </System> - <EventData> <Data Name="param1">machine-default</Data> <Data Name="param2">Local</Data> <Data Name="param3">Activation</Data> <Data Name="param4">{C2F03A33-21F5-47FA-B4BB-156362A2F239}</Data> <Data Name="param5">{316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97}</Data> <Data Name="param6">Luke-PC</Data> <Data Name="param7">Luke</Data> <Data Name="param8">S-1-5-21-3268894992-1388264432-350391464-1000</Data> <Data Name="param9">LocalHost (Using LRPC)</Data> <Data Name="param10">Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.7.0.14393_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy</Data> <Data Name="param11">S-1-15-2-1861897761-1695161497-2927542615-642690995-327840285-2659745135-2630312742</Data> </EventData> </Event> APXACC errors "The Accelerator failed to compute the license information. (0xC0000034)" - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> - <System> <Provider Name="APXACC" /> <EventID Qualifiers="33024">101</EventID> <Level>3</Level> <Task>1</Task> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-01-14T22:59:54.494264600Z" /> <EventRecordID>9314</EventRecordID> <Channel>System</Channel> <Computer>Luke-PC</Computer> <Security /> </System> - <EventData> <Data /> <Data>0xC0000034</Data> <Binary>00000000020030000100000065000081000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000</Binary> </EventData> </Event> "The NDIS6 LWF initialization has failed. (0xC0000001)" - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> - <System> <Provider Name="APXACC" /> <EventID Qualifiers="49408">1003</EventID> <Level>2</Level> <Task>1</Task> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-01-14T22:59:54.509906100Z" /> <EventRecordID>9315</EventRecordID> <Channel>System</Channel> <Computer>Luke-PC</Computer> <Security /> </System> - <EventData> <Data /> <Data>0xC0000001</Data> <Binary>000000000200300001000000EB0300C1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000</Binary> </EventData> </Event> "The APXACC service failed to start due to the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning." - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> - <System> <Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" /> <EventID Qualifiers="49152">7000</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>2</Level> <Task>0</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-01-14T22:59:54.509906100Z" /> <EventRecordID>9316</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="852" ThreadID="1180" /> <Channel>System</Channel> <Computer>Luke-PC</Computer> <Security /> </System> - <EventData> <Data Name="param1">APXACC</Data> <Data Name="param2">%%31</Data> <Binary>4100500058004100430043000000</Binary> </EventData> </Event>

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Issues with Basic Apps and File Programs in Windows 10 / Microsoft Office 2016

Windows 7

I purchased a Lenovo Yoga12 in October of 2016. It came pre-installed with Windows 10 and I downloaded Office 2016. From the start I have had problems with basic file and app functions. jpg files cannot be opened with the default program, Windows Photo Viewer. When I try to open jpg files I get the error message: "The remote procedure call failed." I've had to download alternative Apps like Paint and Photo 360 just to open photo files. The preinstalled Windows calculator does not work. I've had to download the "Old Windows Calculator" app. Most recently, I downloaded a c list file from a sight I download from twice a year. For 5 years I've opened this c list file with Excel. Even though I can see "Excel 16" is the default App associated with other programs, there is no way for me to associate an App called "Excel 16" with this c list file. The "Open With" function only gives a finite list and when I "search PC for another app", "Excel 16" does not come up. These are basic functions. Any advice on how to clear up these issues? Thanks very much!

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App didn't start error on default apps! Permission problem?

Windows 7

A few weeks back I did some stuff and I ended up changing permissions on some system file. I had some major problems after that, but the I ran the mediacreation tool and everything was fine until recently I discovered that any default apps wouldn't launch. Every time I try it gives me the message: app didn't start. Did some research and found out it was a problem with permissions. (Guess everything wasn't fine after all) Tried googling for solution and found this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2798317 It's a guide to fix the exact problem I have, but for win8 and I assumed it would work for win10 too so I tried it. In the guide it says to "Add the All Applications Packages" in the properties of c:/Program files, c:/Windows and c:/Users, but I could only add the thing to c:/Users! In fact I couldn't add anything in c:/Windows or c:/Program files permission-group-box. I could only view them. That said on both there already existed All Applications Packages with the right permissions. I just think It's odd that i could edit/add/remove on the c:/Users permission-group-box. After all that my default apps still would not work! I really don't want to do a clean reset, because I have so much stuff downloaded! (Games etc.) Please help me! And thank you in advance!

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Windows Store unable to download small file

Windows 7

I am attempting to download a small (12.5MB) app from the Windows Store. The farthest I have gotten is 4.5MB, and that is after letting it run for over an hour. I have run WSreset, I have run the troubleshooter, I have restarted my computer. This is abhorrent that the Windows Store is unable to provide a solid base for downloads, as evidenced by the numerous other similar threads. Are there any other solutions or should I assume nothing is available through the Windows Store?

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Uninstall or fix an INTEL update which turned sound off!

Windows 7

I just installed 4 "important" updates and one "optional"... "INTEL-system driver update...10/3/2016" This update seems to have uninstalled or disabled the sound drivers, and not installed new. "No audio output device is installed" is what it says... and there's no sound. No info was available for the update prior to installing. HOW do i roll-back or uninstall this update and get my sound back?

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LAV Video Decoder

Windows 7

Hi! Before I start I want to say that I'm running on windows XP (I have very old PC) So... I had my PC without sound working, and I played the japanese version of GTA Vice City and it worked fine! Untill I took my PC to fix the sound problem. The guy who fixed it told me that he will reinstall the whole Windows XP system etc. And then after I got my Pc , I tried to run gta vc international version- worked fine, but when i tried to run the japanese one, it didn't work and eveytime the game told me that, a LAV video decoder logo apeared next to the clock at the bottom. So my question is - how do i fix this? How do i delete Lav video decoder? Thanks

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Win 10 "Settings" have wrong text displayed after language interface pack installed

Windows 7

After upgrading Win 7 Pro 64 (spanish) to Win 10 Pro 64 and installing a language pack (English US, or Spanish Argentina), Settings app shows wrong menu items and head titles etc .. A few examples here: https://vgy.me/Adm2KI.png https://vgy.me/6HyJi3.png As menu settings are affected, can lead to misconfiguration. Is there any way to fix that? Posted also in (not solved yet): https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4d097b02-7b17-43bd-b4eb-e92662bb902e/settings-application-displays-wrong-menu-text-after-auuk-language-pack-installed?forum=win10itprosetup

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Screen Size

Windows 7

Somehow I have managed to change my screen view so it is sort of stretched from side to side. This means that when I call up an email or look up something on the web, I have to move it from side to side to read it. How do I put this back to normal?? Thanks!!!

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