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#46
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happyrck:

Thank you. I have no idea who made my computer. I did try all the search things but it kept saying there were no drivers.

I went to control panel/sound/troubleshooting and let it find it's own drivers.

Thank you very much.

Now another questions if you would be so kind.

How do I remove windows off of my E drive without any damage to anything else. It just happens that I have already taken everything else off of that drive, so the only thing is the windows installation. I tried to delete it but it said that I couldn't do that.
Any suggestions?
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I'm just wondering if anyone is in here?
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Ok, I'm just going to ask this.

Have I offended someone or anyone or even everyone in here???

I understand you folks are busy and have a lot people to help, but I'm just wondering how could I offend everyone at once? I've been known to offend a person here and there, usually not everyone at once.
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Hello woodworks...

I don't think you've offended anyone. More likely the others were at work as I was.

Usually an unused Windows folder will delete quite easily. Let's see if it may be in use. Click Start, then Run, type %systemroot% and click "Ok". What is the location shown for the folder that opens using this command?
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lol

Well that sure makes me feel a lot better.
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Hmmm
It says C:\Windows

I did put windows back on the C drive, would it be detecting that?
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how to tell who is online...see screenshot....they may be looking at a different thread though

did you get all the updates for the c drive install of windows yet...

Edited by happyrck, 06 June 2008 - 04:29 PM.

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To the best of my knowledge I think so.

I've just been going around and getting the different things I had before.

Still trying to get windows off the E drive.

Edited by woodworks, 06 June 2008 - 04:39 PM.

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go to windows update and get ALL the critical updates and any important ones for software you have installed..like office or outlook ...media player ...ect...
do this before anything else is done
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Yup...do as happyrck suggests first off.

You may be running up against a size limit issue when you try to remove the other Windows folder. When next you try to remove it, try deleting a few folders at a time from within the Windows folder and see if you can whittle it down. Sometimes the machine will also use a java file from one Windows folder and show it as in use in both folders...this will also put the kabosh on removing the folder it's in.
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I'm in the process of doing what he said.

It's d/l severce pack 3 right now.
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create a restore point BEFORE installing SP3 just in case ...if it goes on smooth you will have to update flash ..SP 3 installs a vulnerable version of Flash Player...get it here

Edited by happyrck, 06 June 2008 - 05:11 PM.

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Too late.
Just before it came up to the welcome screen, it said pleas wait.
It came up and then while things were loading, it came up with a black screen/box that said windows\syster32

While it was there, it kept saying parameter incorrect and did that for a whole list until it closed.

I rebooted just to see if it would do it again, but it didn't.

How will I know if it installed properly?

Edited by woodworks, 06 June 2008 - 05:33 PM.

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Ok, here's a question for you guys

I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the updates there are for office xp
How do I know what I need?

Just went back and did that automatic thing. WOW! A lot to choose from. Office XP has a bunch of updates, but how do I know which # I am needing. Or do I need them all? And will it hurt to install them all? Needed or not?

And here's one for you, How do you keep track of all of them???

Well guys, I'm outta here. It's been a long day for me sitting here waiting for you people to show up. lol But remember, it's your own faults that your so popular.

If you could answer this post, I'll check it tomorrow and do what you tell me.
And again, thank you both for you time and effort. I can't thank you enough for your help. If either of you have a peice of wood, I'll be glad to help you figure out what you can do with it. I'm a woodworker (hence the name woodworks). Enjoy your evening and weekend guys.

Edited by woodworks, 06 June 2008 - 06:34 PM.

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Get all the updates that are offered to you through Automatic Updates.

You can see a record of your updates by looking at your update history on the Windows Update page...or in Add or Remove Programs (in Control Panel) when the "Show Updates" checkbox is selected.
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