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23 Nov 2015   #111

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Hi Thelma :) , Oh it was pretty good but busy. Hope yours was okay.

This is getting to be a tough nut to crack, but we'll get there, it has to do with permissions and the trusted installer, and I'm trying to guide you with tools that you are used to.
  • You say you have Revo Uninstaller, is it still installed, and have you ever used the 'Hunter Mode'? Hunter mode isn't specifically designed for registry work but it's worth a shot. If you do have Revo installed....
  • Right click on Revo and 'run as administrator', the hunter mode is shown in the top menu bar fourth from the left in my version or if your listing in the Start menu (the orb in the lower left corner) has Hunter mode listed separately like mine right click on hunter mode and 'run as administrator'.
  • Say yes to any UAC prompts.
  • You'll see this Thelma's PC...-t2.png on your desktop it may even bleed through any open windows you have.
  • Now open your regeditor as an administrator and place the hunter icon on the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet003\enum\root\ASWHWID\0000 parent key and the context menu should open automatically.
  • Click on Uninstall at the top.
  • Does that remove the key?
  • If it did, restart your machine and see if you can relocate that ASWHWID parent key, sometimes the key will re-insert itself on a restart because of the trusted installer and if that is the case we'll have to try a third party tool.

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23 Nov 2015   #112

windows 7 professional 64 bit
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Hello Anak, :)

Hope You had a good weekend!

I have tried in safe mode ( for some reason I cannot use the F 8, it simply does not come up )

So I have been using msconfig.exe.
I could not delete them in the register, they are still there.

I get this message "Cannot deleteLEGACY_ASWRVRT error while deleting key ".

PS: Thought I had sent this message this morning, but it was still there when I got back at 15.30 my time, so send it now. Perhaps you get it twice.
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23 Nov 2015   #113

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

I would try 'Kill and delete process', but I fear you would only get a message similar to the first one like 'No process found', but go ahead and try it, it would be interesting to see if it did find anything, please let me know one way or another.

We'll take two more tries at this and if they don't work we'll just let the ASWHWID key alone, at worst it may not allow future installs of avast.

Try option two here: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

From past conversation I remember you already have two log-ins; 1.) Administrator (admin) and 2.) Thelma PC (standard), this will place a second administrator account icon onto your desktop the built-in one should be the first one from the left, and it will have higher privileges than the one you already have.
If you like, there are instructions in the tutorial to rename the built-in admin to lessen confusion.

By the way; You were correct, you did send post #111 when you did and posts #113 and, post #114 are duplication's of #111. (well close enough for me )
  • If you would like to clean up those two (posts 113 and 114) just go to them individually and at the bottom you will see an edit button click on that.
  • At the bottom of the posting window click on 'Go Advanced' you will see a 'Delete this message' box at the top only after you click on 'go advanced'. Reasons for deletion are optional.
  • When finished you may or may not see placeholders where 113 and 114 resided previously.
  • Downside? Your post count will be adjusted downward by two.
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24 Nov 2015   #114

windows 7 professional 64 bit

Hi Anak, and thanks again :) as always for your time and thoughts about my PC.

I don't like Avast, I had it for a very short period, soI will definitely never install it again.

I took the two double posts away, it works confusing in the thread.

Will try again with the " kill and delete process" of Hunter.

I have not much hope.

Be back later,

PS been reading the space thread, interesting, I think about those things when I walk somewhere really remote with Maia.
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24 Nov 2015   #115

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - SP1
A big pat on the back!!

This is definitely "off-subject" but I sincerely hope you don't mind me butting in here. I feel the need to give all of you contributing to this thread - that is, all advising Members and Thelma - a big pat on the back.

The whole saga to date has been wonderfully conducted on so many different positive, unselfish levels, regardless of individual expertise or personal circumstance. In this thread I am delighted to find personal qualities of understanding, patience, politeness, cooperation, consultation and dignity - all qualities that make this Forum unique - thankfully these characteristics cut across all the divides and intolerences of race, colour and creed, that shamefully and sadly, currently infest this wonderful world of ours.

This is without doubt, one of the best threads I've ever had the pleasure to read, and I hope that other members of the Forum also read it through and and gain some positive values from it.

OK ... once again I congratulate all who have contributed so far, and hope that soon, Thelma will be one more happy Forum member - I too have learned a lot just through following this. So on that happy note, I'd like to share this gem from Spike Milligan, to keep your days bouncing along...

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24 Nov 2015   #116

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I would like to second the above post but perhaps we should start a "Thelma Thread appreciation topic" to avoid crowding this most interesting thread!
Hooray for the genius that was Spike Milligan!
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24 Nov 2015   #117

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

Thank you sassofalco and mitchell65; I am honored to be a small part of your tribute, I am sure the other participants would feel the same way. The video you posted has a pythonesque flare, eh?


I wanted to get this out to you early, as I may not be able to get back to you until very late your time, I'll PM you..

If the built-in administrator hasn't removed the ASWHWID parent key, try using this: Registrar Registry Manager v8 it is right there at the top of the page. You can click on the download link to the right or use this link. Once there click on 'Download free home edition', email address is optional, I did not enter mine.
I scanned it with Virus totals on line scanner and here are the good results: 0/53

  • Click on the icon to start the install process, click on Run, say Yes to the UAC control, click on Next.
  • Accept the license agreement, click on Next.
  • Accept the default destination location. click on next.
  • Accept the Start Menu location, leave the 'Don't create a Start Menu Folder' box empty, click on next.
  • Creating a desktop icon is up to you, I usually do then place it into my Computer Ops Folder. click on next to review your choices.
  • Click on Install if your satisfied, if not you can always go back to make changes.
  • The install will work for a few seconds and come to a finished box with the 'launch Registrar Registry Manager' box checked, allow it and click on Finish.
  • The program will open with a nag screen (the only downside I see) click on the Home Edition button at the bottom right corner and the program is ready.

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  • Copy this, the parent key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet003\enum\root\ASWHWID\0000 and paste it into the Address bar at the top of the program, click on the green Go button to the far right of the address bar. It will take you to that parent key.
  • You will see the values of that key in the database area of the program.
  • Go to Edit in the lower menu bar and click, click on 'Select All'. Then Delete.
  • I have found it will leave the parent key folder and I have not found a way to delete that through the program, you may have to try deleting it through an elevated registry editor.
  • Paste regedit into the orb search box. let the list populate regedit.exe will be at the top under programs.
  • Right click on it and then click on 'Run as Administrator', go to the parent key and see if it will allow deletion.
Will check back later.
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24 Nov 2015   #118

windows 7 professional 64 bit

Thank you, both Sasofalco and Michell 65 for your kind words.

I had the honour to be helped by very knowledgeable members here on Sevenforums from the start. Also in other threads before this one, they have been dealing with my Zero Computer knowledge and dyslexia, with really much patient.

I told them long ago, they will regret the day I found " Sevenforums "
Found friends here :)
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24 Nov 2015   #119

windows 7 professional 64 bit

Found this: Thelma's PC...-device-manager-idt-high-definition-audio-codec-problemuntitled.jpg

No sound anymore, not even with external speakers, so cannot listen to Spyke, love him, read all his books !

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25 Nov 2015   #120

windows 7 professional 64 bit

Got my sound back ( on external speakers as before ) explain later what I did, have to be on the move now, back to Alpbach and Snow
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