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Strange error message

start up error: ERROR LOADING: C:\PROGRA~3/50F2C8~1\jrz88qmgz.cpp Specified module could not be found. I have no clue what it is or what it is associate with. I searched for it on the computer and ...
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28 views

Wifi disconnects constantly

My laptop Dell Inspiron constantly tends to disconnect from my home network every minute or so. After which it reconnects again, but it really bugs me. I have a windows vista, help? My ipad, on the ...
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1answer
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Want to upgrade Windows, but it thinks I have a pirated copy

I have a current copy of Windows Vista on my laptop and I understand Windows 8 is lighter and might make things run a little better. Pentium dual 1.47 GHz processor 4 GB RAM Windows upgrade ...
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1answer
5k views

Identifying program attempting to install certificate on windows

I'm trying to help a friend using Windows (which I'm not an expert on by any means) who's experiencing malware-like behavior: a dialog box is repeatedly popping up reading: You are about to ...
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1answer
28 views

Changing to Spanish language on Windows Vista Business [duplicate]

My school is taking some donated laptops from the United States on a mission trip to Peru. These computers are all running Windows Vista Business in English. We need to switch these computers to use ...
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1answer
29 views

Acronis Disk Director renamed my Windows 7 to Windows Vista in boot menu

I tried merging system partition with another partition, progres bar was constantly shifting to 10-15% so after about 12 hours I decided to restart, to my surprise everything loaded perfectly and ...
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2answers
92 views

Normal windows mode without any brightness - How to get it back?

My Fn key doesn't seem to work/help me to adjust brightness. So I tried to minimize the brightness (inside the Control Panel). To my surprise, the screen went entirely black and I couln't see a way to ...
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1answer
54 views

Windows7: how to put an item in startup directory without Admin rights

I share my work computer with 3 other employees. It would be very helpful to run a script at startup for all of us. It is a big company, and there is a lot of red tape for everything!!! So, we ...
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1answer
21 views

How to change remembered windows client password in Windows Vista?

I was opening another computer (with windows 8) in my LAN, from Windows Vista client. It asked my password and I have entered wrong one, and also checked to remember it. Now I can't access windows8 ...
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25 views

Can I recover from partiton without using F8 on Vista?

I have recently been hit by a pretty nasty virus/malware app and would like to do a factory restore. The problem I am having is that when I select the Repair option per F8 on startup I get to the ...
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0answers
14 views

Synching 4 external hard drive to Desktop with Vista 64 and Laptop with Win7 64

I have to reformat my SSD in my Vista Desktop. I backed it up 9 months ago but the external drives were fresh. Now I need to re-backup my documents, photos etc. What is the best way without going ...
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12 views

Can't get video plugin downloaded

i am trying to download dish networks video plug in.everytime i try it keeps saying it can't open and says HKEY-CURRENT USER/software/classes/clsid what do i need to do to get the program downloaded
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1answer
58 views

script or freeware application that will alert/email me when a folder/directory reaches a certain size [closed]

Is there a script or freeware application that will alert/email me when a folder/directory reaches a certain size? I need this functionality so that i can be alerted to backup a folder/directory to a ...
0
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1answer
559 views

“This file came from another computer and might be blocked” - Vista Home

When I download some files I am unable to open them until I right-click, choose Properties and click the Unblock button (see the image in this post: The file came from another computer and might be ...
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3answers
5k views

How can I uninstall K9 Web Protection without admin password?

I'm trying to uninstall K9 from a Windows Vista 32-bit computer, and I do not have the K9 admin password or know the K9 admin email. I do however have administrative access to the computer. I also can ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows - Can't delete folder from Recycle Bin and it won't restore

Chain of events: Empty Recycle Bin silently fails. Tried it repeatedly. Selected ranges of items in Recycle Bin and deleted them (some didn't work), narrowing down until only one item was left: a ...
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1answer
26 views

Some sort of bootlog or system info log in Windows 7

I was wondering if there is some sort of "Bootlog" file or anything similar in which I can (at least) see when the computer was booted. So at what date and time that happened. So basically I need a ...
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0answers
79 views

Windows 7 HomeGroup: everyone can see everything and create files and folders

I've set up a connection on my Windows 7 machine at home as a home network. I've then logged into another Windows Vista machine at home and realized that as soon as I enabled discovery under Start -> ...
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0answers
44 views

How to include custom *network* locations for indexing in Start Menu search?

Hemant asked How to include custom locations for indexing in Start Menu search?, which asks how he can get Windows Vista/7 to include his custom D:\Utils folder in Start Menu search. I have a similar ...
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1answer
5k views

How to enable desktop background on a remote computer?

I am connecting remotely to a computer on LAN and it keeps giving me a pitch black desktop background (wallpaper). In the RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) program on the local computer I have the ...
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1answer
3k views

Is it possible to remove/hide Windows title bars?

I'm very used to my Linux desktop, but in my new job I'm forced to use Windows. For efficiency, I'm veeery used to minimize/maximize using keyboard shortcuts and move/resize windows using alt+mouse. ...
0
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1answer
84 views

Firefox complains about java plugin security even with the latest version

When I go to any web page that uses java, for example www.java.com -> Do I have Java? , it complains that the java version installed has security flaws. However I have the latest version (7 u 45) and ...
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1answer
1k views

How to install Windows Vista mouse drivers without mouse or keyboard working

I can boot into Vista just fine, but the mouse and keyboard (both USB) are not working. However, they are both working fine up until Vista boots. Immediately after boot, the found new hardware dialog ...
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1answer
1k views

Non-System disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready

I've on my HP 6830S laptop installed again Windows Vista but on other partition (D:). So here were 2 windows instalation (one on C (old) and one on D(new)). I've tried to format C disk with old ...
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0answers
61 views

Starting any process and suspending it lowers CPU from ~50% to ~5% in Vista, Why?

While doing a little housekeeping on a Windows Vista installation, I discovered that suspending any winlogon.exe subprocess would lower the CPU usage from the normally observed 50% usage down to ...
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0answers
42 views

Steam client and ventrillo crashing

I recently did a fresh install of windows vista 64bit on a brand new HDD and everything worked fine until I tried to run Steam to install all of my games. It keeps crashing with "the program has ...
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0answers
76 views

Windows installer folder, why wouldn't it change at all

I'm working with an old weary Windows Vista, I've been using it since four or five years ago, installing many different stuff and uninstalling others. Only recently I tried to tidy up a little bit my ...
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1answer
66 views

How to get the Sort By option on Desktop in Vista?

I don't have the Sort By option when I right-click on the Desktop in Windows Vista. However, I do have this option if I right-click on an empty area in Windows Explorer while viewing Desktop folder ...
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1answer
53 views

How to connect to a remote server to make instant file edits?

I don't know what the technical term for this is, but at my workplace every computer has a mapped network drive which lets me access all files on the server which I believe is located in the same ...
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1answer
6k views

How to enable administrative shares on Vista and XP?

I am looking for a way to enable administrative shares on both XP and on Vista. I am a complete newbie when it comes to using administrative shares. I have no prior experience as to how this is ...
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0answers
76 views

Windows freeze after login

I have an old machine with Windows Vista - Ultimate Edition which was working just fine until 3 weeks ago, when it started to freeze just after I login to Windows. What's really confusing me is that ...
0
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1answer
37 views

How to attach a wireless remote without hardware

A long time ago I had bought an hp all in one system and it came with a remote an receiver to control windows media. The other thing is it had windows vista. I wanted to move this remote and receiver ...
0
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1answer
145 views

Install Windows 7 over Windows Vista without formatting drive or upgrading

So I have a laptop with a 32-bit Windows Vista OS installed. I want to install Windows 7 64-bit, which is possible on this computer. However the only way to do that, is to boot off of the install disk ...
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1answer
246 views

how we can edit drivers from windows iso file?

I want to delete some built-in drivers from win7 or win-vista iso file, is it possible? where is the driver location in iso file please? and how can we recognize the type of that, for example ...
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1answer
55 views

How can I get an overview of COM ports on a Windows computer?

How can I see both physical and virtual COM ports that have been installed and configured on a Windows computer? Can I see the settings and services they have been assigned to, or do I have to go the ...
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1answer
457 views

Windows Backup & Restore: What to Keep from AppData?

A couple years ago, my father made a backup of one of our computers using Windows Backup and Restore. It was either Windows Vista or Windows 7, not sure which. He backed up the entire computer, ...
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1answer
171 views

Reset or restore Windows Vista folder settings to default

I had failing hard drive and managed to extract the data from it using Linux. I have tried Macrium Reflect which wasn't successful, as the clone failed. So, in Linux I finally managed to get the ...
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1answer
263 views

Vista Windows Firewall - how to block all ports apart from 1 on a particular subnet?

This is fairly easy in Win7 because that version of Windows Firewall allows you to block a port range e.g. 1-79,81-65535, leaving only a single port open. However Vista (at least by default) doesn't ...
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1answer
817 views

How to mount vhd in Windows Vista?

How do you mount a .vhd file in Windows Vista? In Windows 7 you use disk management but there is no option available for Windows Vista.
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5answers
405 views

Windows vista freezes, BSOD

I have an MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 box with a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 6000+, 4GB RAM (according to CCleaner). It will randomly completely freeze system-wide and not ...
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votes
2answers
3k views

Why is there “Load Driver” during Windows installation?

When installing windows, there's a link to "Load Driver" as shown: From what I know, drivers can always be installed after the OS is installed, so it seems odd that there's a "Load Driver" link ...
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2answers
126 views

Why new Windows versions take so much space? [closed]

I have quite fresh Windows 8 installation now and Windows folder takes 20 GB. It was pretty much the same for Windows 7 and Vista. Why is that? I mean it's not like Windows uses many media files or ...
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0answers
18 views

Windows Desktop Manager has closed

I am running Vista Home Premium on a 64 bit, 4g RAM HP laptop. I have received the latest Windows updates (SP2) but lately, have been getting an error message stating "Windows Desktop Manager has ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

How do I read the Ext4 partition of my SD card on Windows? [duplicate]

I have a 32 GB SD card with one FAT32 partition and one Ext4 partition. If I mount the SD card to the computer I can read the FAT32 partition in Windows just fine. But how do I read the Ext4 ...
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0answers
241 views

How can I configure Windows to use the correct resolution for a standard definition TV (SDTV)?

Introduction I know someone who has a laptop and wants it to output video to a TV. I bought a cheap cable to connect its VGA output to one of the TV's composite video inputs. The seller of the cable ...
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0answers
174 views

Is my apache installation in windows ok?

I am trying to use Apache2 in Vista. I downloaded it and installed it. I did not install it as a service though. I see in the Start a Start Apache in console new button that seems to work. I.e. when I ...
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1answer
92 views

Remotely connect to computer where I don't have admin access on

I have a Windows XP computer, PC1, where I have no admin access. I am only a non-admin user. I want to remotely control PC1 from PC2 (Windows Vista, I am admin here). I need to make PC1 a server and ...
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1answer
59 views

Windows Vista fails to boot BSOD

After fresh reinstall I get an error which says to run CHKDSK on the computer and the error code is 0x0000007B. I didn't even manage to boot it once. I managed to run checkdisk from vista installation ...
1
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1answer
224 views

Why does Windows Vista UI insist on staying in Swedish?

I just changed the display language on Windows Vista Ultimate from the native Swedish to English. It logged me out and after logging back in everything seemed to be translated to English and I was ...
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1answer
396 views

I lost Windows 7 after restoring my laptop, now I have windows vista, how do I get windows 7 back?

So I turned my computer on 2 days ago, and it started restoring it automatically and I didn't want to turn it off just in case something bad happened, so I let it go, I left and came back and it was ...