About The Performance Information And Tools

I have installed a windows 7 ultimate n x64 trial version, which doesn't contain windows media player 12, after all the drivers were installed i found out that the performance information and tools cannot work. When i click the rate button, a frame popped up and says, "the windows experience index for your system could not be computed. Cannot complete the requested assessment.

This system does not have the necessary multi-media support to run the requested assessment. " I wander whether it has something to do with the wmp12. But there is no relative options in windows features and i also cannot find any downloading site. I have installed other multi-media softwares like kmplayer, but it didn't work. Can you help me?

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Performance Information And Tools Not Working

I just done a clean install of windows 7 ultimate 64-bit and installed latest nvidia, creative drivers no yellow boxes left in device manager. However i cant run the performance information and tools rating system, it gets right to then then says it wont complete because of a driver or component, os etc issue. Anyone else having the same problem, am concerned because of gaming the creative and nvida driver are the latest release (not beta) for the relevant product, bios is also upto date.

Posted On: 2009-10-23 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-21 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Pro Tools Le 7.4 Isn't Working

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Posted On: 2010-04-02 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-04 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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My problem is, i'm not familiar with what the wmi provider host is, so i'm not sure that i want to remove it from startup. Googling it, i can find lots of information concerning it, but very little actually explaining what it is, or if there's any harm in removing it from startup.

Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I am not a install-everything user, and i only install what i absolutely need to use. What happens (to everyone, i believe), is that windows will run slower, and slower, and slower over time, and i need to format it regularly (2 times a year, at least - my record was 5). I installed windows 7 in september and it is very slow, and very unstable (refer to other of my threads).

This does not happen with my linux installations, which i use for programming and debugging, nor my osx laptop, but happens with every windows pc i see. Since windows is very expensive and i am currently supporting some licenses, i would like at least some solution to my problem, that doesn't involve "format it every couple of months to keep it running smoothly".

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Cpu: intel q6600
Memory: kingston ddr2 800mhz
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Connected: usb mouse, usb keyboard, usb external hdd, usb external sound card this configuration has remained pretty much the same since the beginning, so no new-devices-every-day party.

Posted On: 2010-06-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Signing In Information

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I've been told its related to cookies saving.

Well, the inprivate options is disabled.
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I dont delete my cookies in any way im aware of.

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Posted On: 2009-05-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Product Key Information

I have learnt that if i am purchasing the windows 7 edition (anyone from home premium), then i get two dvds for installation of windows including one product key - now, by two dvds, i mean to say that one dvd carry the 32 bit version of windows and other the 64 bit one ! So, i wish to ask that the product key used for activation is same for either 32 bit or 64 bit version of windows, or both version (32 bit and 64 bit) would require a separate product key. Of course, if i am only activating any of the one version at a time.

In short is the product key for version 32 bit & 64 bit is same or not ?

Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Access System Information

I have an acer aspire laptop that worked ok until a month ago. Started with every time i turned of my computer it started to do automatic updates that took about 30 min. And then when i turn it back on it tells me that the updates were not correctly installed. So i tried to access windows update to check and then realized that it wont open. I click on the symbol for windows update and a window comes up and closes before you can click on anything. Same happens when i try to access my system information, click on the symbol and a window comes up and closes. What can i do?

Posted On: 2010-02-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Track My Shipment Information

I got a email from acer regarding the shipment of my windows 7 home premium upgrade. But i have not been able to view the tracking details for the past whole week though in the email they had specified that i won't be able to view it within 1-2 business days. I contacted their customer service twice but they said they will reply me back in 10 days time. What should i do next? Will i even receive or no? I reside in qatar. Had ordered for the upgrade through acer's website and they have shipped it through tnt express.

Posted On: 2009-11-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Find Information On Error In Ie

I am really lost here. I recently started getting error in page loading on ticket-masters web site. I try and buy tickets to an event, and when i click on a particular show, the page header (name of act, date and venue) comes up, but then below it several boxes should open allowing you to select ticket price, amount of seats etc, but it stays blank, when i click on the yellow error triangle, this is the error message, and for the life of me i cannot figure out whats wrong.

There are 2 pcs connected to the same router, only one works and the other ends with this error:  added> i am using ie8 on this pc now but i uninstalled it and tried ie7 and did same thing, so now i loaded ie8 back-still same issue.

Webpage error details
User agent: mozilla/4. 0 (compatible; msie 8. 0; windows nt 5. 1; trident/4. 0; antivirxp08; .net clr 3. 0. 04506. 648; .net clr 3. 5. 21022; .net clr 2. 0. 50727; .net clr 3. 0. 4506. 2152; .net clr 3. 5. 30729; .net clr 1. 1. 4322)
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Line: 24
Char: 1
Code: 0

Posted On: 2009-11-24 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Information On An Operating System

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Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-09-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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