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CardAuthenticateChallenge; How To by [email protected]
Hello All, I'm puzzled why there is virtually no documentation on how to compute the response from CardGetChallenge to CardAuthenticateChallenge. Can someone give a code sample on how to achieve this? If not, a forum, online article or book that I can use? Thanks in advance - Rashad Rivera
April 12th 15 04:05 AM
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Can't open .msg and .eml attachments in Outlook 2003 by Duane
Have Vista Home Premium on new computer. Since transferring my Office 2003 SB Suite, I can not open attachments. This includes file types such as above that are not on the list of forbidden file types. I can save them and turn them into objects in word, but they are mostly a mess- hex code with some english, no formatting. I've added the Level1 parameter to my registry with these...
April 18th 13 06:51 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Error code 0x800700006 by [email protected]
I have Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack 2. When I go into Control Panel, Default Programs/Stop a Program From Starting at Start up, I get an error message "Application failed to initialize: 0x800700006. The handle is invalid." What does this mean? Thanks
April 4th 13 07:34 AM
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Which is the best antivirus for Vista? by lisasctt4
Hey.I've got an Acer Aspire One netbook ( Acer Aspire One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) and I use it a lot to write (cause i'm a writer) but I usually surf on the internet too. The problem is that I don't have an antivirus. Do you know a good antivirus for me? Can I download it for free? Thanks for your time! :)
October 9th 11 11:35 PM
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free security software? by slarke
What is the most recomended free security software for vista
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July 23rd 11 02:59 PM
by Ken Blake, MVP[_2_] Go to last post
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Help! by Eienaoi
Alright so I've been completely perplexed here. I run Windows Vista on~ AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2350 (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz ATI Radeon X1250 2GB RAM and I work as a 3D Modeler. I use alot of programs such as Torque Game Builder and 3Ds MAX. Now I've disabled UAC and Windows Defender and the problem still persists. When I'm running say 3Ds MAX (happens with most of my developer...
May 20th 11 12:09 PM
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Cannot delete file on USB HD by dratner
I am re-using a USB drive, previously on my XP PC, On my new Vista PC. There are several old files on it, created by the XP PC, that Vista will not let me delete. I removed the "read only" attribute, went to security and made sure I had all administrative rights. The file folders have 25 or so number filenames. In the folder is a file called "update". It may be a Microsoft file. How...
April 21st 11 10:45 AM
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Big Bertha Thing Positive by Tony Lance
Big Bertha Thing Positive Cosmic Ray Series Possible Real World System Constructs http://www.bigberthathing.com/positive.html Access page JPG 53K Image Astrophysics net ring Access site Newsgroup Reviews including se.vetenskap.astronomi Round photographic plates.
March 22nd 11 07:12 PM
by Tony Lance Go to last post
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How to uninstall Symantic Antivirus Software? by Neil
Before you answer, here is the problem. I just upgraded my XP Pro to Vista Home Premium. I was running Symantic Antivirus Corporation version 10.1 unknowingly that it was not compatible with Vista. Now, I want to install 10.2 which is compatible but the program will not install. It get a message saying that this version software isn't compatible with Vista which must be wrong. I tried...
March 22nd 11 03:51 AM
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Smartcard logging - No valid certificates found by AlexZamora
Hi, Im trying to log on to VISTA throug smartcard and when the windows validate the credentials display this error: "No valid certificates found. check that the card is inserted correctly and fits tighly" Do you kno why? In Win XP I don't have problemas to logging throug smartcard.
March 5th 11 02:26 PM
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can a key logger program steal admin password when you install program from limited user account by [email protected]
I have admin and limited user account on my PC. I always run in limited user account, except when installing program and doing other system maintenance work. In limited user account, when I install a program, it will pop up a dialog to ask for admin password. Suppose that under limited user account, I by mistake downloaded virus/trojan, can this virus/trojan/key logger steal the admin password...
February 21st 11 10:58 PM
by Gene E. Bloch Go to last post
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can a key logger program steal admin password when you install program from limited user account by [email protected]
I have admin and limited user account on my PC. I always run in limited user account, except when installing program and doing other system maintenance work. In limited user account, when I install a program, it will pop up a dialog to ask for admin password. Suppose that under limited user account, I by mistake downloaded virus/trojan, can this virus/trojan/key logger steal the admin password...
February 21st 11 02:39 PM
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Folder Permissions by Neil
I have been reading all the posts and cannot find an answer that works. I have Vista Home Prem. I cannot get access to many of the folders on the C: drive. I consider myself pretty well versed in Windows but Vista totally baffles me. I cannot even get access to the "My Pictures",etc folders in the Documents and settings section of my own account. I have a Dell laptop and I am the only...
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February 15th 11 09:44 AM
by Theofanis Lantzakis Go to last post
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startup programs by dido22
Hello, I am suddenly getting a warning message 'Windows has blocked some startup programs' from the notification area whenever I boot up. It is not a major problem, I have googled the problem, I know what to do, I know what it means. What I don't understand is why it has just started to happen?
February 14th 11 05:09 PM
by pieroket Go to last post
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Big Bertha Thing features by Tony Lance
Big Bertha Thing features Cosmic Ray Series Possible Real World System Constructs http://www.bigberthathing.com/features.html 6K Web Page Astrophysics net ring access site Newsgroup Reviews including sci.space.policy Features, hyperbole and blurb, on the Pastures package and the quest.
January 22nd 11 09:09 PM
by Tony Lance Go to last post
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MyNetResearch fastest growing website for researchers by Ben[_12_]
Dear Academic Researcher, Research tools have changed a great deal over the years. The Huffington Post said in the article, Science Goes Social; "…scientists have so far relied too heavily on published papers and per-chance meetings at conferences to share scientific know-how." The Huffington Post continues; "Sites like MyNetResearch.com (have) features to manage and organize one's literature...
December 17th 10 07:52 PM
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Unsecured Wireless by GrtArtiste[_2_]
Unsecured wireless network with 2 computers connected-1 Vista desktop-1 Win7 laptop. If I suspected that another computer running Linux was connecting to my network, would there be a pop-up or something to alert me? If not, where should I go looking to find out? Thanks for any assistance.
December 17th 10 04:53 PM
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Upgrade Path from XP/Vista to Windows 7 by Ben[_12_]
There is no direct upgrade path from XP to Windows 7 but users can use the User State Migration Tool (USMT) to migrate user data and settings. I wrote a piece about the upgrade, with an accompanying video, at: http://windows7reports.com/2010/11/09/migrate-win-xp-to-win7-using-usmt-user-state-migration-tool-pt-1/ However, what do you do if you have a site with hundreds of XP or Vista users? Is...
November 17th 10 03:49 PM
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IADs::SetInfo fails with "Access Denied" under Credential Provider by Igor Jovanovski
Hi, We are having a credential provider for Biometric devices and SmartCard logon. We are storing the credentials of domain users in Active Directory whose schema we extend with 2 proprietery attributes to the User object. When a password change is done through our credential provider we update the data in AD. Here is the problem (Win7 x32 client, Win2003 x32 server):
October 19th 10 03:36 PM
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Vista throwing a 403 for some reason by The Magnet
Ok, well, do not laugh. But I was trying to visit a website, yes, Victoria Secret. On my boyfriends computer he can get to it just fine, he is running Windows7 64 bit. I am running Vista 32 bit and it just gives me a blank page, both in Firefox & Chrome. IE gives a 403. Suggestions anyone??
September 28th 10 05:25 AM
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