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New computer, bad hard drive, and transferring installed programs


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#1 blondeandconfused

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:19 AM

OK, hope this is a good place to ask this.

I've never been able to afford to buy a new computer, ever, and don't anticipate ever being able to afford one, so I've been fortunate in the past when old computers died that friends would give me their old computers.  The last computer I had was the first one I actually had to buy, secondhand, in probably 12 years.  That computer had issues and finally bit the dust last week.  I knew it was going to go down and managed to find another secondhand computer very similar to it for the same cheap price.  I also bit the bullet and paid Central Computers 30 bucks to check it out and make sure it was going to work OK for me.  The guy said it works, but the hard drive is going bad and I need a new hard drive.  Oy.  Well, anyway, I spent the first three days on the new computer getting the restore file off my backup service, and I'm now in the process of uploading a new backup onto the service, which will take about five days.  After a week of running and transferring files, I'm now getting warnings about the hd having an error and Win 7 wants me to back it up. It's a race, I guess.

 

So, here is my question.  I have always had Office already installed when I get a computer, because that's way too expensive a program to ever buy new.  So, obviously, I don't have any CDs or other software to use to install on a new hard drive.  Is there any way to transfer the program files onto a new hard drive, or is that just total piracy?  Should I just bag Office and go to Open Office or use Google docs?  I've never liked the feel of Open Office and Google docs is too limited for the way I use it.

 

The computer is a Dell Optiplex 960 running Win 7.  First time for Win 7 for me, I was using XP before.  I can give you more specs if you want.

 

Also, I'm going to try to get the new hard drive and format it before this one dies, but it just depends on how much cash I can wrangle for a new hard drive and what size I can afford to get.  I will be doing the formatting myself to save time (although my luck, I'll mess it up and lose a week, anyway).  I do not plan to delete my backup off the server, just in case I can't get it done in time and things get lost in the process.  I have two weeks.  I think Office is the only software I don't have that I need (I'm a writer).

 

If this isn't the best forum for this question, could I get it transferred to a different one?



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:29 AM

Hi -

 The guy said it works, but the hard drive is going bad and I need a new hard drive.

Lets start with a few organized scans on the unit and we can point you to a test for your Hard Drive, then if needed give some advice in that direction.......

 

 

Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -
How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<= Full Directions Here (only Copy and Paste the link)

 

 

Download Screen317 Security Check from Here or Here and save it to your Desktop.

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Note 1:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to run.
Note 2. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message, (or similar) restart computer and Security Check should run.

 

 

 

Please download MiniToolBox  to desktop to run it.
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  • Flush DNS
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  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
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  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
 Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)

 

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:36 AM

I have always had Office already installed when I get a computer, because that's way too expensive a program to ever buy new.  So, obviously, I don't have any CDs or other software to use to install on a new hard drive.  Is there any way to transfer the program files onto a new hard drive, or is that just total piracy? 

No you cant transfer the Program Files for Office from another computer drive , it doesnt work that way and wont.

Try Open Office or purchase MS office.

A new hard drive sounds good also , and installing Win7 is relative easy , or you could Clone the old drive to the new one. 



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:34 PM

OK, here's the speccy link - http://speccy.piriform.com/results/cSTnU1j85uQGFZZOpdWzEHL

 

Here's the info from Security Check:

 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.91  
 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is disabled!)
 Internet Explorer 11  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
 Windows Firewall Disabled!  
 WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
 Adobe Reader 7 Adobe Reader out of Date!
 Google Chrome (39.0.2171.71) 
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 10% 
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
 
Here is the info from Mini Toolbox:
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 30-11-2014
Ran by Room3 (administrator) on 02-12-2014 at 12:42:19
Running from "C:\Users\Room3\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
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========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
 
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ============================== 
 
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
 
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================
 
 
 
 
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
 
Application errors:
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Error: (11/29/2014 05:24:46 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/27/2014 03:18:13 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/26/2014 09:44:28 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/25/2014 04:04:22 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/25/2014 02:26:18 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/25/2014 01:41:52 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/24/2014 11:10:33 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/24/2014 10:58:29 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/24/2014 09:57:41 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/13/2014 01:29:02 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
 
System errors:
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Error: (12/01/2014 01:08:12 PM) (Source: Schannel) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: The following fatal alert was received: 20.
 
Error: (11/25/2014 04:40:25 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The WSWNA1100 service is marked as an interactive service.  However, the system is configured to not allow interactive services.  This service may not function properly.
 
Error: (07/28/2014 09:24:33 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The ACQService service failed to start due to the following error: 
%%2
 
Error: (07/28/2014 00:03:00 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-WLAN-AutoConfig) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: WLAN Extensibility Module has failed to start.
 
Module Path: C:\Windows\system32\Rtlihvs.dll
Error Code: 126
 
Error: (07/27/2014 08:50:08 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-WLAN-AutoConfig) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: WLAN Extensibility Module has failed to start.
 
Module Path: C:\Windows\system32\Rtlihvs.dll
Error Code: 126
 
Error: (07/26/2014 08:53:20 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-WLAN-AutoConfig) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: WLAN Extensibility Module has failed to start.
 
Module Path: C:\Windows\system32\Rtlihvs.dll
Error Code: 126
 
Error: (07/23/2014 08:51:42 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-WLAN-AutoConfig) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: WLAN Extensibility Module has failed to start.
 
Module Path: C:\Windows\system32\Rtlihvs.dll
Error Code: 126
 
Error: (07/22/2014 08:49:44 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-WLAN-AutoConfig) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: WLAN Extensibility Module has failed to start.
 
Module Path: C:\Windows\system32\Rtlihvs.dll
Error Code: 126
 
Error: (07/20/2014 08:47:17 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-WLAN-AutoConfig) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: WLAN Extensibility Module has failed to start.
 
Module Path: C:\Windows\system32\Rtlihvs.dll
Error Code: 126
 
Error: (07/19/2014 08:49:52 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-WLAN-AutoConfig) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: WLAN Extensibility Module has failed to start.
 
Module Path: C:\Windows\system32\Rtlihvs.dll
Error Code: 126
 
 
Microsoft Office Sessions:
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Error: (11/29/2014 05:24:46 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/27/2014 03:18:13 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/26/2014 09:44:28 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/25/2014 04:04:22 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/25/2014 02:26:18 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/25/2014 01:41:52 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/24/2014 11:10:33 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/24/2014 10:58:29 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/24/2014 09:57:41 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
Error: (11/13/2014 01:29:02 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003
 
 
 
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Apple Software Update (HKLM-x32\...\{789A5B64-9DD9-4BA5-915A-F0FC0A1B7BFE}) (Version: 2.1.3.127 - Apple Inc.)
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Google Chrome (HKLM-x32\...\Google Chrome) (Version: 39.0.2171.71 - Google Inc.)
Google Update Helper (x32 Version: 1.3.25.11 - Google Inc.) Hidden
iTunes (HKLM\...\{2ABBBD91-91E5-4AD7-929A-FE15D1DC0576}) (Version: 12.0.1.26 - Apple Inc.)
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Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2010 (x32 Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
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Microsoft Office Groove MUI (English) 2010 (x32 Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2010 (x32 Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Microsoft Office Office 64-bit Components 2010 (Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2010 (x32 Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2010 (x32 Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2010 (x32 Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (HKLM-x32\...\Office14.PROPLUS) (Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation)
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Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2010 (x32 Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2010 (x32 Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
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Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2010 (x32 Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.4763.1000 - Microsoft Corporation) Hidden
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Speccy (HKLM\...\Speccy) (Version: 1.26 - Piriform)
 
========================= Memory info: ===================================
 
Percentage of memory in use: 47%
Total physical RAM: 3931.61 MB
Available physical RAM: 2080.78 MB
Total Pagefile: 7861.4 MB
Available Pagefile: 5895.58 MB
Total Virtual: 4095.88 MB
Available Virtual: 3986.18 MB
 
========================= Partitions: =====================================
 
1 Drive c: () (Fixed) (Total:400 GB) (Free:304.56 GB) NTFS
2 Drive d: () (Fixed) (Total:65.76 GB) (Free:62.3 GB) NTFS
 
========================= Users: ========================================
 
User accounts for \\USER
 
Administrator            Guest                    Room3                    
 
 
**** End of log ****
 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:40 PM

Efforts to clone a known bad hard drive...may not result in what one could expect from cloning a good drive, IME.  The clone may appear to take place but the imperfections of the cloned drive may result in an unbootable, imperfect Windows on the new drive.

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:52 PM

Yeah, I don't want to try cloning the drive.  That's beyond my hair color.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:11 PM

Hi -

I will not make any Bl....e jokes, as I put my sister through enough. She still is not sure why only one end of a nail is pointed .......

 

A quick update on what you have left so far.

 

Status: Bad << The reading from your Hard drive. It is / has gone, but it was only a smaller HDD.
Storage: 465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 ATA Device (SATA) ??
You would replace it with something like a 931GB Western Digital WDC
Plus a bit more RAM, 4 is a bit too small. (cheapest parts).

It is a bit odd to see a  Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 Without Office installed, but that may not have been its use.
Installation Date: 6/20/2014 < This is a recent install (6 months) Is there a COA (colored genuine windows sticker on the computer ??

Windows Security Center <<< These can be fixed -
User Account Control (UAC): Disabled
Firewall: Disabled
Antivirus: Disabled

 

Will keep you updated as you hit me with reports............


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:11 PM

For a free office suite, take a look at WPS free. It can open files that Open or Libre Office have trouble with. Still not as powerful as Office though.

 

http://www.wps.com/windows/



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:01 PM

The computer was, as near as I can tell, merely used to operate a dental camera and nothing else.  My own dentist used a similar setup in his office.

 

OK, so I need a new hard drive, for sure.  I will see what I can get and find out what options I have.  I haven't cracked open this computer, yet, so I have to look inside to see how the RAM is set up.  I was hoping to swipe RAM from the previous computer, which is now a lovely doorstop, but the RAM is integrated.  I'm guessing this one is, too?  I don't know how to read all those specs.  I have pretty much NO money left at this point, and my toilet just broke and I'm waiting for a callback from the plumber.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:33 PM

OK, so I need a new hard drive, for sure.

Yes the HDD is / will be gone very soon.

Search for something like a something like a 931GB Western Digital, Might cost $5 or $10 more (not sure).

RAM :Memory slots
Total memory slots: 4
Used memory slots: 4
Free memory slots: 0
Memory Type: DDR2
Size: 4096 MBytes

This is OK for very basic use but it is a 64bit, so it should have 8MB

 

Did you find that colored sticker on the back / where ever for genuine ??

 

my toilet just broke and I'm waiting for a callback from the plumber.

Try and use an older handy-man like me. I do that sort of thing as I am a retired builder. (and cheaper than a Plumber :rolleyes: )

 

 

I have 4 old computers in the garage and I'm waiting for a chance to throw them in the tip, but some parts don't mix.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:49 PM

As an extra this HDD is >> Like Yours <<<currently (or a bit better).

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:12 PM

As far as increasing RAM, my understanding is that you always upgrade evenly.  So, if this has 4 1G DDRs, then I would have to upgrade with 4 2G DDRs.  I found these very affordable, although buying 4 at a time still a bit of a bite in my budget.  Are these the ones I should buy?

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-DDR2800-PC26400-SNPYG410C-2G/dp/B0026P7226

 

Also, found this hard drive - will this work?

http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1417569163&sr=1-1&keywords=western+digital+hard+drive


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:52 PM

The HDD is a very good choice (standard but very good)

 

Did you find that colored sticker on the back / wherever for genuine ??

 

I will need to ask others on the RAM, as yours is listed as

Type: DDR2
Size: 1024 MBytes
Manufacturer: Samsung
Part Number: M3 78T2863QZS-CE6



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:17 PM

I'm not sure what sticker you're referring to. Do you have a picture?  I don't recall stickers being on the backs of my computers.  Usually they're on the front, like the Intel CORE sticker.  There is no sticker on the back anywhere.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 06:24 PM

[attachment=158861:New Coa.JPG]

Click on the picture to make it a bit bigger.

These are examples of what are known as COA stickers. Usually on the back or side of Desktop units or the bottom of Laptops


Edited by noknojon, 03 December 2014 - 06:53 PM.





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