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I have a Vista computer that I wish to upgrade at least to Windows 7. I have a lot of email, apps and data on this computer. It is reasonable in power and I don't wish to change hardware. Yes, I want to upgrade, not clean install.
All the info that Google wants to give me has outdated links, and info that now seems to be expired and useless. Microsoft is not helpful. I think I can see the upgrade path from Win 7 to 10 if/when I desire, but can't find how to go beyond Vista without a reinstall. All of the Windows 7 repair/installers that I can find seem to require that I have Win 7 installed already (catch 22). I think I need an installer and product key to go from Vista... can't find anything useful from Microsoft or even ebay. I don't currently have a Win 7 or Win 10 product key. I'm not looking for anything illegal and/or free. I have money to do it properly and legally...
Does anyone have the secret code for this besides use of a time machine?
There are still a lot of resources in the net when searching for "upgrade vista to windows 7".
Vista must have SP1 or SP2 installed and you need a Windows 7 DVD (full version) matching the Vista type (32 / 64 bit). Possible upgrade paths are Basic/Premium -> Home or Ultimate, Business -> Professional or Ultimate, and Ultimate -> Ultimate.
When booting from the installation DVD, Vista should be detected and you should be offered an upgrade option. When installation is finished you have to enter the license key.
Your approach is flawed. Copy the things that you need to backup and do a clean install. Vista has a bloated registry out of the box, let alone how bad it must be after years of use.
I get that you don't want to spend the time re-installing your needed software, but ultimately I think you'll spend more time trying to do an upgrade, which may well result in a corrupted OS that needs to be re-imaged anyway.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
- Benjamin Disraeli
He might check/ask about the router used in France. Some have options to deny outgoing SMTP for specific sources (connected devices) and/or white lists for allowed SMTP servers (servers of the provider itself and common ones like GMail).
The only other reason I can think of is that his IP address is blocked by the mail provider. While this happens sometimes for address ranges that has been noticed for spamming I have not heard so far for addresses being blocked by location.
I suggest to check if the provider uses some blocking (web research first and then optionally by contacting them).
For further analysis you/we need some more information: Outlook error message Mail provider (e.g. the SMTP server name) Used internet connection (provider in France)
What configuration/setting should I ask him to look at in Outlook ?
I bet his email is from his ISP and he doesn't have the SMTP server set with credentials. When in Canadia he won't need this as he will be using the network the mail server is a part of so it just lets email through.
In Outlook go to File -> Account Settings -> Account Settings. Click on the Email Account and click Change. Now click on the More Settings... button this will bring up a dialog box with 4 tabs (I'm on Hosted Exchange so can't see what POP3/IMAP has). One of these if for the Outgoing Server, check the box next to Use the same credentials as Incoming server and he will login to the SMTP server and be allowed to send emails.
Michael Martin Australia
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Just wondering what others are using for log analysis, metrics, reporting. My company is thinking of using LogRhythm and from what I've heard its not so great at the analystics piece but is good on security. What tools do you guys use for troubleshooting, analysis, metrics and general health reporting?
The organization I am working for is looking at largely automating their "onboarding" process (hiring new employees and getting them into the system). However, one of my big "question marks" regarding this project involves the wealth of legal and other forms the employee has to fill out (I-9 for example).
The organization wants (a) these forms to be able to be completed digitally, (b) information that we have previously captured (name, address, etc) to be pre-populated, (c) the user to be able to complete it at home if necessary, and (d) some way to gather both the manager's and employees signatures.
First, I am curious if this is possible without running into a host of legal issues. Also, what might the best approach to forms be? Would it be fine to create a typical HTML form, and then maybe use the data captured there to populate a PDF version of the various forms (such as I-9) or what?
Thanks for the response. Just to clarify, I am definitely not expecting specific legal advice, I am merely curious, if anyone has experience with a similar project, if, as a general rule, it is possible to to complete US government forms electronically (being that they typically require a signature). For example, when I filed my taxes, I believe I could fill most off it out in PDF form; however, I still had to physically print and sign it.
Every year I've done an e-file tax return, I've used a digital signature. It's definitely a question for legal, though, as the laws and policies governing what is acceptable for digital signatures is going to heavily influence implementation.
You're also setting yourself up to manage PII, so please let me be the first to welcome you to the wonderful world of HIPAA.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
- Benjamin Disraeli
First for "local" traffic if the adapters are in different networks with unique address ranges then the decision is based on the target IP address as to which network to use, logical really.
For external addresses not within any of the networks it will tend to be in order of metrics, for some reason the last network added (say you plug in a cable whilst you are on wifi) seems to get pushed to top priority which may be decided on the speed and stability of the cabled network and that it can see the internet or might just be cabled is better than wifi.
To set individual metrics; Open Adapter Properties, double-click IPv4 protocol and click the Advanced button bottom right, there you can set the metrics for IPv4 on that adapter, untick Automatic Metrics and set the adapter you want to be high priority to the lowest value and all the other adapters to higher numbers in order you want them to be searched.
Caveat is that Win 10 ignores this and no matter how you try sets it back to automatic, think it is an open issue at MS.
With ForceBindIP you can bind any Windows application to a specific interface or IP address. It´s freeware"
"ForceBindIP works in two stages - the loader, ForceBindIP.exe will load the target application in a suspended state. It will then inject a DLL (BindIP.dll) which loads WS2_32.DLL into memory and intercepts the bind(), connect(), sendto(), WSAConnect() and WSASendTo() functions, redirecting them to code in the DLL which verifies which interface they will be bound to and if not the one specified, (re)binds the socket. "
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