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

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Chrome (and Chrome alone) cannot access the Internet

My neighbour rang me this morning to tell me that she couldn't access the Internet so I agreed to have a look at it for them. The machine is an aging Sony Vaio running Windows Vista (didn't note what ...
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Cannot install Nexus 5 drivers on Windows Vista 32-bit

I Cannot install Nexus 5 drivers on Windows Vista 32-bit. Developer options are set on my Nexus 5. Followed steps here http://developer.android.com/tools/extras/oem-usb.html#WinVista Could not detect ...
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Local Service User Logged into Windows [migrated]

I created a Windows Service that Tracks which App Server a user is actually connected to through a load balancer. It retrieves the user that is logged into windows on that machine, then cross ...
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Is it possible to clone previous boot disk to new imsm raid array?

A PC with a hard drive 750GB. The hard drive has one partition with Vista and several partitions with Ubuntu 14.04. I mainly work with Ubuntu but occasionaly I boot Vista. Recently, the drive's smart ...
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Can I delete WinXP folder in Vista

I've installed Vista, and now have a "WinXP" folder in root of C:. Can this folder be deleted? I've searched but can't seem to find an answer to this.
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Firefox won't open on home page

I've had Firefox set to open on my home page (google.com) for years. But suddenly, after some hiccups over the weekend, it now insists on opening what I take to be the default Firefox home page ...
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TrustedInstaller taking 50%

This is a Sony Vaio running Vista. I just did the Windows Update thing (12 updates) and got through the boot to where stuff is "stable". But when I look at Process Explorer, TrustedInstaller.exe is ...
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How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't ...
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BSOD, Fatal System Error on Boot to Vista

My HP Pavilion Elite m9400t is booting to a BSOD in normal mode, safe mode, or even System Recovery from the BIOS. When I disable automatic reboot on system failure, I can see that this is the error ...
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dell studieo vista home preminumm

dell studio 1735 vista home premium.... had lockup problems... removed battery.... disconected hard drive... removed memory..... cycled through power couple times... reinstalled 64 bit vista.... was ...
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Disabled programs at Startup - broke my computer

So my Vista laptop is painfully slow. It's about 5 years old now, a Toshiba satellite with Vista Home Premium. It's due for a clean up. I can't afford a new laptop, so I run all my adobe programs ...
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Vista to Windows 7 .A01 to .txt file

We recently converted an HR manager to Windows 7 from a Windows Vista machine. Upon doing her first payroll file which is downloaded from ADP as a *.a01 filetype & then opened with Notepad. The ...
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Automatically restore the local disk at every boot

How can you automatically restore all changes made to an installation of Windows Vista (including all created files) from an image or something similar at every boot, but only for a normal user ...
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Certain Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice commands not working in Word, Excel

I am running Windows Vista, with MS Office 2007. I used to have Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10, and I noticed that certain commands, such as "Undo That, Italicize that, Bold that," etc. no longer ...
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Windows [not firewall] ignores incoming packets

I've got a lenovo ThinkPad T61 running Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, and I'm having issues with WiFi. By monitoring network traffic from another computer, I can see that WPA-PSK authentication ...
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Gmail as default client for Windows 7/Vista [duplicate]

I have to use old pc and can't change/upgrade it. It mostly using for scanning & emailing. We use Google apps for domain as a mail server. Can I somehow scan and email doc from this PC in one ...
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Changing hard drive from dead computer

I have a Windows Vista Basic with intel processor that died with an extremely important file on it and I'm changing to a Windows Vista premium that uses AMD. I have understood that as I have a ...
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Sysnative on Vista RTM

I am currently writing a batch script that will start processes on an operating system. This batch script is called from a test application that is built and run as a 32-bit application on both 32-bit ...
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Dangers of deleting C:\$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J:$DATA

Got a Vista laptop with Wubi Ubuntu installed (read: Ubuntu on virtual disks located on the NTFS partition). I only use Ubuntu, but the disk performance is so poor that I want to switch to a normal ...
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How to prove maximum concurrent connections limit in windows?

We need to verify that our clients (Windows Vista SP 2 and Windows 7) are able to open more than 10/20 connections. I found an answer which states the limit was removed, but without any source like ...
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Windows Vista: Can see wireless network but can't connect to it

I am using an old computer of mine to program with a PCI wireless adapter. It's installed fine, has the correct drivers, and it worked for months. All of a sudden the other day, I can no longer ...
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grouping documents in Vista (temporarily?) [closed]

In Vista, how do I put 4 or 5 documents (poems) into one subission file (temporarily?) for literary publications? Many publishers do not want poems attached to an email anymore, so you fill out an ...
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Just installed windows vista dual boot, resolution and drivers problems

I just installed windows vista alongside ubuntu 14.04. The problems are that it both doesn't allow me to set the native resolution of my display (900x1600 or something), it only goes up to 1024x768, ...
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Windows 7 - Windows Vista compatibility layer software?

I've bought a dictionary which came with a software version of the dictionary. Unfortunately, while this installs on both my Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs, it will crash when I run it on Windows 7 ...
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GINA availability on Windows 7

I would like to know information about GINA. I am aware that this is a part of Windows XP. Is it present in Windows 7? Does GINA based client works with Win 7? I would appreciate if some one help ...
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Windows Vista laptop speakers and bluetooth speakers

Can I listen to my laptop radio at the same time as on the bluetooth speakers? Bluetooth is new to me.
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Can I use the OEM Windows 7 Premium software to update my Vista desktop

I have a Dell desktop computer running Vista Home Premium, can I use the OEM Windows 7 Home Premium software to upgrade this computer?
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“Unidentified network” only on wifi and if connected to my provider

I can't connect to internet using the router that my internet provider (Vodafone, Italy) gave to me (Vodafone station). This happens only using the wifi connection, and only using the router and ...
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how to best cannibalize a laptop? [closed]

My old vista laptop is on it's last legs and I was wondering what the most efficient way of repurposing it would be. i have no need for a server and was mainly looking to see if i can jury rig Ready ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - Task Starting Despite AC Power Condition

On a laptop, I have created a task in Windows Vista SP2 which has the condition "Start the task only if the computer is on AC power". Also checked is "Wake the computer to run this task". I then ...
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D-link blinking orange light and cannot access router IP

I've never had this issue before, but just recently I had to get a new Ethernet cable, because my old one had broken. So I bought a new one, and now when I connect my modem and router to gain Wi-Fi, ...
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Where is Windows explorer

Wasn't there a thing called "explorer" on the desktop, for getting around on the computer? Not Internet explorer, but the local tool. Just on the local machine. Somehow it's gone... Where is in in ...
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Windows Mount Timeouts

I have a Windows Vista share mounted onto a Linux Mint 17 laptop. If I go too long without using the share, the mount times out and I can no longer access any files from the Windows machine. The ...
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Use USB interface to paste wifi password

I've just purchased an Epson XP-315 wifi printer. I've connected it to a Windows Vista PC with USB (so far so good) but I'd also like to connect the printer to my home wifi network. However, I can't ...
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How do I go about increasing defrag speed?

I'm running a defrag on a friend's laptop which is horribly fragmented and it is taking an age. Would killing any unnecessary running processes increase the speed of the defrag or is the bottleneck ...
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Samsung R620 stuck on Samsung Logo

I have both Linux and Windows Vista installed on my notebook. Today when I turned it on I accidentally chose "Samsung Recovery" instead of "Windows Vista" in GRUB. After Samsung Recovery has loaded, I ...
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Which vista services can be disabled without problems?

I use Vista on a HP pavilion DV2 laptop. When I look through all the services my laptop starts, it really seems there's way too much of it. I multi boot with XP and 7. Both startup in 40 seconds. ...
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Can't install Frontpage 98 on Windows Vista; disk just spins

I want to install front page editor 98 onto my computer. a year ago it worked, but now it just wont install after i has to reinstall the entire OS to factory state. I click Install Frontpage 98 but ...
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Browsers behaving very strangely/not working in Windows Vista SP 2

Sorry, that I'm posting this as a guest, but I couldn't log in. Maybe you can help me. I had a virus and gave this inspiron 1525 laptop to a computer expert, who removed it. I think he reinstalled ...
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laptop only boots with usbstick

In short: I can't boot my laptop. It will ONLY boot when I insert a RescueLiveBootUSB, it then shows the normal bootmenu. Longer description of the problem: After moving/resizing the partitions, I ...
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Vista can create partitions but can't install?

I'm trying to install Vista on a brand new SSD. As soon as I get to the screen where you can make partitions, it tells me that it can't install to the selected location "Error 0x80300001". Some quick ...
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How would I format a CD RW disk for FAT32? [closed]

Are there any free burners that I can download that would enable me to format a CD-RW disc for the FAT system on Vista? Thank you from Mr Berwyn H Price (I live in Scotland) I thank everyone for ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525 - touchpad not listed under mouse after Vista reinstall

Touchpad is not responding after Vista reinstall. When I go to Control Panel > Mouse, touchpad is not listed. I think that I have latest drivers installed. It is listed under Device Manager > Mice and ...
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Where can I download windows vista legally?

I have lost my windows vista home premium disk, is there anywhere I can download an iso legally? The reason is because my HDD broke, I replaced it but, I can't find my vista disk to install the OS ...
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Vista HP 1018 just cycles blank pages without printing

A couple of weeks ago my HP laserjet 1018 began making some extra sounds when feeding paper. It sounded as if it were feeding paper too soon. The cartridge was about out of toner so I replaced it ...
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Cloning a computer upgraded from Windows Vista to 7

We have quite a few laptops that came with licenses for Windows Vista. We have plenty of upgrade licenses to go from Vista to 7. However, I don't want to manually upgrade each laptop. If I install ...
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Edited registry keys keep reverting back to their original values

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 I'm making the following changes so the program names in question are more user friendly in the 'open with' and 'programs' lists: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local ...
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How to make alt-backspace delete words in Windows?

I am attempting to make the text editing experience in a Windows workstation I use alongside my OS X systems line up with the keybindings that Cocoa offers. To start, how would one change mappings so ...
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How do I “upgrade” to Windows 7 from Vista through Windows 8 with a volume license

This is my situation. I have a computer lab of 23 machines (ACER Veriton M410) running Windows Vista business. We want to update the machines to Windows 7. The school was sold Windows 8 Pro on a ...
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Why won't my Windows Vista PC connected to internet via an USB-tethered iPhone share the connection?

Our only internet connection is a tethered iPhone connected by USB to the PC, and this works well. I would like to plug an ethernet cable into the PC's network card and connect this to other devices ...