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Windows 8.1 installation closes after the windows symbol appears

I downloaded an .iso version of Windows 8.1 from dreamspark (so it's a legit copy). At the moment I have Vista installed on one HDD, and I want to install 8.1 on another. However when I go to boot ...
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1answer
571 views

How can i install visual studio express edition for web in windows vista?

I am using a windows vista operating system. I want to install visual studio express edition for web. But from system requirements i understood that vista doesn't support express edition? what can i ...
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Using Bootcamp with Windows Recovery Disks?

My friend is a regrettable Mac owner and wants to play some Windows-only games. I recently built a new computer with 7 and kept the CD Key from my old Vista 32-bit installation. He has a 1-2 year old ...
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1answer
578 views

How to enter in window vista home? Product key error

I have problem with my OS (Windows Vista Premium 32 bit). If I enter Vista, its asking for a product key but I don't know my product key. Please note, I have dual OS in my desktop.
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2answers
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unable to install windows 7 in my laptop with no os

I have a the following message when i try to install windows 7 through an bootable USB.. setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition I will explain ...
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1answer
151 views

Changing RAM from 2 GB up to 4 GB

I use Windows Vista 32 bit with 2 GB of RAM and now want to increase my RAM of 2 GB up to 4 GB. Does changing RAM of 2 GB up to 4 GB needs reinstalling windows vista 32 bit? And does 4 GB of RAM ...
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1answer
151 views

is Windows Vista x64 Ultimate secure with replaced shell explorer.exe? [closed]

I've replaced explorer.exe as the default shell with steam.exe using a program called instant sheller. I don't want to run the stock firewall, and want to invoke the firewall and antivirus from the ...
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4answers
8k views

Can I add as much RAM as I like to my old computer?

I have had my computer for around 5-6 years. It's a Dell Vostro 200 Slim model. My OS is Vista Home Basic 32-bit. It has 1.00 GB RAM and my processor is an Intel(R) Core Duo @ 2.00 GHz. Can I ...
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1answer
624 views

How does an Operating System become corrupted out of nowhere? [closed]

My mother's Dell XPS system has been running fine and dandy for the past two or three years now, and just yesterday I was called in for an emergency situation. Turns out her operating system was ...
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1answer
56 views

Can I upgrade from Vista Home Premium x64 to 7 x64 without losing any of my files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrade from Windows Vista (x64) to Windows 7 (x64) I have been using Vista HP x64 for around two years now, and recently 7 caught me and I decided to upgrade. The bad ...
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3answers
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What are the technical differences between Windows Vista and Windows 7?

I'm interested in finding an unabridged technical manual documenting all of the differences between the two operating systems. In Tanenbaum's latest edition of Modern Operating Systems (3rd Edition), ...
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1answer
509 views

Windows Vista hangs on startup for a reeeaal long time

I have an Acer Aspire 5735Z laptop with Windows Vista (legal.) After the login screen, when the sidebar is loading, the OS hangs for like 10 minutes or so. When hovering over the icons on the ...
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2answers
144 views

Windows Vista to Windows7 upgrade

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium and I tried installing SP2 on it and It prompted me to install SP1. Then it stopped working when I installed SP1. I don't have back up that I can use to restore it. ...
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1answer
598 views

Why is a “Show Desktop Icons” toggle ultra slow in Windows XP?

Anybody who has used Vista and XP and likes to keep their Desktop items hidden most of the times would have noticed that this toggle is really really slow in XP, while almost instantaneous in Vista. ...
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2answers
52 views

Windows - borders around clicked things

You know how sometimes where you've clicked there's a dotted border? How do you turn that off? It does it in browsers and some desktop applications (like explorer)
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1answer
85 views

windows vist forgot username [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to reset the administrator password? In my windows vista i forgot my admin username and password , but i have gust username and password, How to recover ...
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4answers
290 views

How to install Windows 7?

I have an ISO of Windows 7 Professional through MSDNAA. I don't want to simply upgrade my current Vista. I want a fresh install and then remove Vista completely. I honestly have no idea how to being ...