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What does: “The procedure entry point StiCreateInstanceA could not be located in the dynamic link library STI.dll” mean?

I keep getting this message on start up: "The procedure entry point StiCreateInstanceA could not be located in the dynamic link library STI.dll" (only on one of my user accounts on my computer). That ...
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Link to user directory displayed with wrong name in start menu

In the start menu the link to my user directory is displayed with a wrong name e.g. foo When I click on the link in the start menu the explorer opens my correct user directory but the addressbar ...
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334 views

workstation lost connection to domain, local accounts disabled

I encounted a unique situation on a network I recently took over. A windows Vista SP1 workstation lost its connection to the domain, displaying the error message "The trust relationship between this ...
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What are the User Groups assigned to administrator accounts in Windows Vista Home Basic?

Windows Vista Home Basic does not have the local groups pane. How how can I tell what groups my user account is a member of? I need to know so I can build an unattended installation, what group(s) ...
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How to clean out a user account properly? Windows Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to completely remove everything from a computer, without re-installing? I am handing back my laptop I used for research at the company I had my ...
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How to create a hidden admin with a parental controls account? [closed]

I was wondering if it would be possible to enable the hidden account admin net user administrator /active:yes With a parental controls account? When I try to run as admin it never works and ...
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The Ghost of “Maxpm (Admin)”

I had an account on my Windows Vista computer called (something like) "Maxpm (Admin)." The space in the name was causing problems with certain command-line tools, so I created a new administrator ...
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Guest account doesn't show on switch user screen in Windows Vista

I just set the password for the Guest account (changed the name of it too), but when I go to the "Switch User" screen, the Guest account is not shown as an option (neither as "Guest" nor with the new ...
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Vista: Administrator account cannot change or see system settings

Running from the administrator account doesn't let me change or even see system settings! Info: I'm logged into the Administrator account I've turned off UAC in the registry I've turned off ...
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Why did Vista lose my user profile?

My computer crashed last night and, upon rebooting and scanning the disk, it proceeded to load a default Vista user profile. The desktop now shows default icons and background, the start menu is back ...
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How to set up a Windows Vista or 7 Standard User Account?

I have always used an admin account for my Windows installations, but I've started to see the usefulness of separating admin and standard user accounts for everyday usage. I plan to reinstall Windows ...
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How to add user in a group in windows vista home

How to add user in a group in windows vista home?
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Customizing user privileges for an account in Windows (xp/vista/7)?

I'm a .NET developer and recently learning WINDOWS API. When ever a program starts, my Kaspersky anti-virus says "application belonging to trusted group is trying to set debug previleges". I started ...
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Administrator account in Windows Vista

I have a Windows Vista (Home Premium) machine with a unique user for which the owner forgot the password. I have physical access to the machine. I gave a try to Ophcrack Live CD, but it couldn't find ...
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Vista just stopped working with Samba, XP still works fine

I run Ubuntu in a VirtualBox for web dev at work. I installed Samba on it so I can access it from various computers. Today I came into work as usual and the Vista(Host) machine can't connect to Samba ...
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Vista - Can I save different monitor configuration per user account?

I've got a two monitor setup for working on my computer, but would prefer to have just a single monitor active for family use on one particular user account. Is there a way to have Vista remember ...
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How do I disable the Welcome Screen in Windows Vista?

Right now when I turn on this user's laptop it boots up into Vista and displays a Welcome / logon screen. Here my choices are Administrator and User. Both are admin account types. Two part ...
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Restrict user access in Windows Vista to only run installed programs

I would like to create a guest account in Windows Vista (Home Premium version) with the following requirements: restrict access to only be able to run installed programs, maybe only run a specific ...
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Moving users folder on Windows Vista to another partition - bad idea?

I am aware of two questions - one here and one on serverfault which ask HOW to do this. I even provided answers myself, having done it a few months back. But now I'm having second thoughts. My plan ...
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How to set a local user as “non-interactive” in Vista?

As part of installing SQL Server on my PC I've created a specific user for it. When I log in now I'm offered this user as well as my own account. I remember in older versions of the Windows NT series ...