Windows Vista is a graphical operating system by Microsoft, released on January 30, 2007 (worldwide release date).

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Thinkpad W510 is not starting up and makes a beeping sound

Think pad is not starting up, when power button is pressed, all the lights come on as its starting up and few seconds later all the lights are off and starts making a continuous beeping sound, one ...
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Network, battery, and sound icons missing from notifications in vista

The irritating thing is that I know I answered this question once, and now I can't find my own answer -- The network, battery, and sound icons are missing from the notification area and the boxes to ...
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Permission errors when copying files from the former internal drive of a defunct WIndows Vista laptop

I'm helping a friend resurrect data from the internal drive of a Windows Vista laptop which survived a house fire -- call this SingedDrive. We bought a new Windows 8 laptop, and I've installed ...
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Acer eRecovery Management for Aspire 5920G (Windows Vista)

I have an Acer Aspire 5920G running on Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2. Recently it has booting problem so I am planning to reset it to Factory setting using eRecovery Management. According to ...
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Vista fails to load user profile if i dont choose user account quickly

i know this question is kind of vague, but here´s what i know. When i turn on the computer and the user account selection screen shows up, if I choose a user right away everything works properly. But ...
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Windows Vista Laptop won't sleep automatically

I have an Acer Laptop running Vista Home edition. Try as I might I cannot get it to sleep automatically after a period of inactivity. I've been making changes in the Select a Power Plan dialog, ...
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Cloned hard drive will not boot Vista

The system is an Advent 5301 laptop, and I'm trying to swap the hard drive for one of a larger capacity (120 -> 320 GB). I used Clonezilla to directly copy the original drive to the target drive, but ...
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Does Windows Vista support analog joysticks?

I've got an old analog joystick that I'd been using on my Windows XP machine for MS Flight Simulator. Due to XP going EOL, I was forced to upgrade to a Vista machine. Much to my delight, MS FS still ...
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“uninstal” option missing from “Programs and Features” window? - windows vista

I'm using windows vista, trying to clean out the laptop (not really mine) and so I'm trying to uninstall all the crap. But when i go to the programs and features window, the uninstall option is ...
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cannot recover folder due to missing element

I just deleted a very important folder accidentally. The problems is, it can NOT be restored due to a missing Element ($R1XLWAK no longer in :\$Recycle.Bin) Shadow Explorer didn't work. Recuva says ...
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System Resore not working

Vista 32 bit System Restore is creating restore points, but when I try to restore my system I get a message saying System Restore could not be completed and my system is returned to its original ...
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Choosing from multiple network connections

I have two different ISPs in my home and also two different routers. I'm using one for Wireless, and one for ethernet. On my PC here, it has both wireless and ethernet connections setup at the same ...
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BSOD after cloning data hard drive Windows Vista Ultimate

I have an issue with my current system not running properly after I clone my data drive to another, bigger hard drive. I have tried Acronis TruImage as well as a couple of other programs that I cannot ...
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What to do after system restore does not work?

Sometimes after a windows update I get a blue SOD on start-up, and normally resolve this by going into safe mode, system restore, check problem with update / reinstall all fine. On this occasion I ...
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Removing OpenSUSE installer from Boot Manager (Unable to boot Windows at the moment)

I have a computer that is shared with another person. The main OS is Windows Vista. One day, the other person wanted to install OpenSUSE onto VMWare but he made a mistake in the process and now every ...
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Wired AutoConfig service missing on Vista

I've got notebook with Win Vista installed and I need to set 802.1x authentication. There's no Wired AutoConfig service in services.msc and registry entries ...
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VirtualBox Vista Guest can't see host network

I virtualized a Visa Ultimate machine and need to run it via Virtualbox on a Windows 7 host. Both are members of a domain administered by SBS 2011. For some reason the Vista VM would only see the ...
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Computer wouldn't wake up, reinstalled Vista home premium, now PC won't boot

I hope someone can help me find an answer to this. Our vista 64 bit PC was acting up- it wouldn't wake from sleep requiring holding down the power button to shut down the computer after which I could ...
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Vista hangs during installation on VMWare

I am installing Windows Vista Business x86 (no Service Pack) on VMWare Workstation 10.01, but it never completes the final step (translated it is probably the step "Completing installation..."). I ...
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Debugging not-loading Windows XP x64

The question is related to this one: Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen. So I want to debug WinLogon.exe through Windows Kernel-Debugger remotely using an 1394 (Fire Wire) port on the system asked ...
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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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Boost microphone volume on windows vista over max [duplicate]

I quite literally made an account on here to post this question. I've already tried the standard settings such as the slider that boosts your volume by 30% and I've maxed ALL the mic controls on both ...
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Blue Screen Error Code 1000008e Windows Vista

When using CCleaner this blue screen error code appeared: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033 Additional information about ...
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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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Triple boot (OSX, Vista, Ubuntu 12.04): replace Ubuntu with CrunchBang

I'm probably not really a power user (I can read instructions) but my problem is pretty specific, so I figured it would fit here. I'm sorry if it doesn't. I managed to set up triple boot (OS X ...
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How to Maximize High Speed SD card for system performance

I've recently bought some high speed sd cards and I'm using them with ReadyBoost in Windows 7 to good effect. They're 16GB cards and ReadyBoost will only use 4GB or 4096k, whatever's your flavor. Is ...
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Windows Vista Color and Appearance

Vista Personalization Problems When I open Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization and click on the "Window Color and Appearance link", I get a small window with "Appearance ...
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Convert fahrenheit in celsius in MS Windows Vista

I am not a Windows user, but we need to find a solution for converting Fahrenheit in Celsius degrees in MS Windows Vista? I know that it should be possible using a formula, but is there any native ...
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Where can I ask Windows security related questions that are not product specific [closed]

Following up from this I'd like to know if there are any Windows Security forums that are not product specific. I want to use such a forum to ask about combinations of Free Firewalls and Virus ...
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Unable to Create Bootable USB from Windows Vista ISO

I have this old laptop hanging around and I have Dreamsparks from my university account. I decided to try Windows Vista on this old laptop which currently has XP installed. Currently I am unable to ...
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Window Vista Taskbar Always Freezes

I have a Windows Vista (yeah, I know ugh) laptop. After start up the taskbar always freezes. The work around is go to Start Task Manager, Processes tab, select "explorer.exe," and click End Process. ...
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Vista freezes on black screen before login

My computer was running fine the last time i used it last week, but the next time i used it, it got stuck on a black screen with the cursor in the middle, and i couldn't move the cursor. When i tried ...
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could i connect my laptop with dish TV setup box through HDMI port [duplicate]

i tried my setup box to play over laptop(lenovo G560) with HDMI port, but it did'nt work at all, please suggest is there any third party tool to use setup box(dish TV) with my laptop (lenovo G560). if ...
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How to fix memory issues in Vista

When I open task manager, I have 13 chrome.exe and 11 svchost.exe killing me, the biggest usage of memory is mbamsvc though. What is this and how can I fix it?
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Should I use an sd card as a paging file and readyboost with vista on latitude e6400 with 2gb ram?

Thanks in advance for your time folks. I bought an older friend of mine a cheap laptop after his died as a bit of charity to a poor friend. He's a giant media fiend movies and music. So I thought I ...
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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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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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Backup Vista Desktop to Windows 8 Laptop

My friends computer was showing signs of a failing hard drive and then got the black screen that would not let her boot up the E-Machine PC. So i told her that i could back up her files, which i did, ...
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Vista PC will not respond to pings on home network

I need some help with file & printer sharing with Windows Vista. Home Network called is named WORKGROUP Router: Belkin N150 Wireless Router 3 PCs: Win Vista Home Premium Desktop 64bit - ...
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Integration of IE9 in Vista SP2 fails with error 0x8007000e

I try to deploy Windows Vista SP2 with MDT, and to integrate all updates and Internet Explorer 9. While updates are successfully installed, I'm unable to add KB982861 package. Windows setup stops on ...
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TrueCrypt consumes all physical memory [duplicate]

I'm experiencing similar issues as described in this unanswered post. I have a TrueCrypt container file that, when I start copying to it, starts using up my memory until the OS almost freezes. ...
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Vista 32bit Ultimate Shell Folder “Videos” disappeared

Forgive me if my terminology is not correct, I am referring to the special Blue folders in Vista which have an additional "Location" tab in their properties window. 500GB disk partitioned into C: ...
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How to mount Mac Mavericks 10.9.1 to Windows Vista Home Premium shared folder via SMB

I've been trying for days to connect my Mac running Mavericks 10.9.1 to my old PC running Vista Home Premium on my home network. I'd like to use it simply as file sharing server. I use my mac to ...
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How to make a laptop the primary display of another laptop

I have two laptops, one running Windows 8, and the other one running Windows Vista. The one running vista has a broken LCD, and it is impossible for me to read anything that is on its screen, but I ...
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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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Where does Windows Vista saves memory dump files when the previous dump file exists and the option “Overwrite any existing file” is unchecked?

Where does Windows Vista saves memory dump files after crash when the previous dump file exists and the option "Overwrite any existing file" is unchecked? As in the title, what happen and what does ...
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Enable services propedeutical to activate network

I've got a PC with Windows Vista. Due to a malaware I had to disable all services by doing: Run->msconfig In the services tab I then clicked on disable all and rebooted. I solved the problem with ...
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Laptop booting up to strange characters

I have a laptop running Windows Vista, and upon booting all I see are strange unreadable characters. I am not able to get past this screen—I can only access the BIOS and everything seems fine there. ...
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slsvc service won't start - error code 5

I've Windows Vista SP2. My problem is that Windows Update does not work. I found that slsvc (software licensing service) is disabled on my computer. When I tried to restart it, I got the error ...
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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