Turning IDENTITY_INSERT ON

Im trying to do an INSERT SELECT statement in the following manner:

INSERT INTO
DB1.dbo.TABLE
SELECT *
FROM dbo.TABLE1
dbo.TABLE2 ON dbo.TABLE1.column = dbo.TABLE2.column

And Im given this error message:

An explicit value for the identity column in table 'DB1.dbo.TABLE' can only be specified when a column list is used and IDENTITY_INSERT is ON


So if anyone knows how to turn it on it would be a great help.

Sincerely,
Matt

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IDENTITY_INSERT Is Set To OFF

I am trying to insert a new record to a table in my application created by VWD Express. I get beack the responce "Cannot insert explicit value for identity column in table 'Tradersa' when IDENTITY_INSERT is set to OFF" . I have a key record in the table which I would like to increment automatically as I add records so I have set the is identity value to true and both the identity seed and increment to 1.
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BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.BdMtgs,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.CompanyName,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.CompID,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.DirectorsTotal,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.Exchange,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.IndexFortune,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.Industry,
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BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.MailAddress,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.MailCity,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.MailCountry,
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BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.MailingAddress1a,
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BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.MailPhone,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.MailPostCode,
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BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.MarketCap,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.ProxyDate,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.Revenues,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.StateHQ,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.Ticker,
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies.Updated
FROM
BoardAnalyst.dbo.TCompanies
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