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

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“Access Denied” when accessing a web site

I am using Windows Vista IE9. I live outside the US, if it matters. Recently, I have problem accessing www.cvs.com. I always get the message, Access Denied You don't have permission to access ...
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Been trying to fix this for months now [duplicate]

Before anyone says anything about piracy: I purchased a laptop with Windows Home Premium installed so it IS legal for me to download a copy as a backup since I have a legit windows CD key. I have a ...
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Is there any way to use a USB flash memory drive as computer RAM?

Someone told me that he can improve the computer speed by increasing the size of RAM using a USB flash memory drive. I just want to know how that might be possible.
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Virtual PC 2007 USB floppy disk drive support

On my copy of Windows Vista I downloaded Virtual PC 2007. And I was wondering, does Virtual PC 2007 support a USB floppy drive? I don’t have my hands on a OS, but when I insert a disk with my USB FDD ...
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Group Policy editor and settings [duplicate]

I am looking to setup the following on a vista home premium and windows 7 home premium, they are standalone and not connected to a server. Audit Administrator Activity Audit Invalid Access Attempts ...
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Remote Desktop switches to Chinese on ctrl+space

I have Windows XP on my laptop and use Remote Desktop Connection to work on a computer with Windows Vista. On my laptop I use 3 languages: English, Russian, Chinese. I switch between them by ...
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Where in the registry does Windows store the file types that can be opened by a program? [duplicate]

After installing some programs, they appear in the "Set Your Default Programs" list. Selecting one of these and clicking on "Choose defaults for this Program" brings up a list of all extension and ...
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realtek PCIe GBE network adapter slow on windows vista

I'm getting 69mbps down and 500 mbps up on a 1gbps link using onboard realtek PCIe network adapter and Windows Vista 64-bit. I suspect it's a driver problem, because: snooping the connection with ...
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Trouble installing Visual Studio 2010 on Windows Vista

I'm currently using genuine Windows Vista Home Premium, and tried installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, however the installation setup reports a hindrance asking me to install Windows Vista Service ...
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No icon on my computer anywhere in Windows Vista sp2 points to netbeans

After performing a system-restore in Windows Vista SP2, I am in a scenario where NetBeans IDE is installed on my computer, but there is no icon anywhere that points to it. NetBeans does not even show ...
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computer freezes 5 - 10 minutes after boot

I am running Windows Vista, for 3 years I have had no problems, not one. Now - after the second reformat I have ever done on it, it freezes after a seemingly random amount of time after boot. It ...
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Windows cannot format the Drive

I had Windows Vista installed in my laptop about 4 years ago. I had no problems, until last month when the Video driver failed to initialize. I tried a repair, trying to load the driver from the ...
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Double-clicking issue after installing Windows update KB3013455

Let me start off by saying that I do not install anything on this workstation, except Windows updates (which I should probably stop doing as well after I fix this issue). The unrelated problem started ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview from un-activated Windows 7?

I wanted to try out Windows 10 from one of my computers currently running Windows Vista. I'm pretty sure that Windows 10 is a free upgrade (that comes with a product key?) from Windows 7, and I have ...
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Windows Vista boot time nonstop disk I/O … goes away after long delay

I have a Dell Laptop running Vista. 4Gb RAM, 500Mb HD, CD player. On booting, it takes forever (20-30 minutes) to come to a usable state. (This makes it laughably useless as a portable device). ...
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I installed win vista home, need to switch to win vista pro with no data loss

I installed windows vista home yesturday and just finished installing and configuring a bunch of programs. I went to go activate windows and it said my product key was for windows vista pro, not home. ...
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Installing Windows to a disk before installing in a computer

I'm just wondering if this is possible because it would make life a bit easier if it was. I have a friend that desperately needs to re-install windows after several years of use to restore some ...
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What does oiffoFraApp mean when it says its an add on but not available and what is it?

I found this on my computer (windows vista 32 bit) where it has all the listed add on's running without permission and this oiffofraApp is listed and says it cant be removed and doesn't show where ...
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How do I download the files for creating a windows Vista boot disk?

So, I know where to go to get the required files: http:/msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/msshus/vista32/boot.wim ...
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Unable to boot from Windows Vista DVD on Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop

My Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop doesn't boot from Windows Vista Reinstallation DVD provided by Dell itself. This is an old laptop and I plan to resell it. So I boot from an Ubuntu LiveUSB and do a full ...
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Can I contact my computer manufacturer for getting a new copy of my OS?

About a year ago, my windows Vista computer's hard drive failed and I put it in the closet and forgot about it. Now I have someone who would like to use it, but obviously needs a new hard drive and ...
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Outlook 2007 folder disappeared when clicked on…nowhere to be found

While looking at emails in Outlook 2007 I wanted to switch to another folder in Outlook...sequence of events... a) was in INBOX and wanted to open a different folder in Outlook b) clicked on a folder ...
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Arial, Courier New and Times screen fonts suddenly fuzzy/unreadable

UPDATE: thanks to the Rubber Duck effect, I just stumbled upon this note. It is a known problem: if you have Windows XP and either manually or with some "hack" managed to download the Windows Update ...
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How to transfer OS from failing hard disk to new external drive?

I have an old Vista Laptop whose hard disk is failing. For various reasons I must have the same exact system back again. I copied the entire OS on the C drive over to a new external drive and made it ...
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Terrible font rendering in some applications but not others

I'm not sure what's changed, but all Windows updates are done, and all browsers are fully up to date. Chrome 40, Firefox 35, Opera 27. This is what my fonts look like at the moment: I have ...
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Laptop keyboard doesn't work after installing vista driver on windows 7

I just accidentally installed a vista driver for a touchpen tablet on the lenovo computer of my mum which runs windows 7. After rebooting, her keyboard wouldn't work any more. I personally doubt that ...
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Move programs from Vista laptop to Win 8.1 laptop

I have recently been given a new laptop. Win 8.1, I7 processor, SSD hard drive, 1TB external USB drive. I have an old laptop, Vista, AMD Sempron, 65G HDD. I have information and programs on the old ...
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Pressing space bar causes sleep, and other weird things

Wife called. Our home "desktop" system (an HP box floor box maybe 6 years old running Vista) has started behaving strangely. First "Windows Mail" started popping up when she tried to go to Facebook ...
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Can't install ie updates on Vista?

I have a laptop running Vista that I use for work and I always installed updates as they were available until a couple of years ago when I found I couldn't access some equipment I had installed on a ...
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KVM With Black Screen

So I've recently picked up a KVM switch. Installed it, mouse and keyboard work fine. But now I have a black screen. I can unhook and go straight to my video card with no problem, but nothing out of ...
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Asus Windows Vista Home Premium product key expired

I can't start my laptop in normal mode. It says that my product key is already expired and I need to type a new one. I have a product key on the back of my laptop, but it seems to be not valid. If I ...
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How to configure Windows backup to a Samba-server without passwords?

We have a networked entertainment "box", which sits next to TV. It has a large hard-drive inside it and I'd like to use that to back-up our computers. The box runs some sort of embedded Linux with ...
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Make recovery disks from the recovery partition

I've got an HP Pavilion a6500 which I need to recover. Research said that recovery disks could be made from whatever Manager, but I tried that and it told me that I already have recovery disks. I ...
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How to restore a Windows Vista PC to factory settings, when it has been upgraded to Windows 7

I'm trying to repair a friend's PC. It's a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7, and it seems like the only option is going to be to restore it to factory settings. My friend has given me two recovery ...
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How to backspace the characters in the cmd buffer?

If we use command prompt to run short scripts as such: C:\php> php.exe <?php echo 'test'; ?> , the output would be displayed directly in the command prompt: test ^C C:\php> So ...
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Holding down Ctrl+V+Some_Other_Key stops pasting except with Ctrl+V+4

This is a bit of an odd question, but I really need to know why this is happening. Here's an example. If you copy something to your clipboard and then hold down Ctrl+V, then it will keep pasting ...
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Vpn network set up

I have recently set up a vpn which looks like it's working! But slightly confused as when I open my network sharing center it shows I'm not connected to internet My comp>>>>>multiple networks then ...
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Speakers are not working

I own a Sony Laptop model VGN FN21L and the speakers have stopped working I also have no sound from the headphone socket.Windows Vista is installed,can anyone help. Thank you
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After logging on pc tells me I'm connected to Internet but I have no access.

Running vista. New internet connection problem. Using bthub4. System goes through usual connecting process. Tells me I'm connected when I blatantly am not. Further pages say the signal is strong yet ...
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Computer will not boot / hardware malfunctions after replacing graphics card

The current problem: my computer will not boot. Each time there are different issues but the common factor is that it never gets in to Windows 7. The most common problem is that, about 30 seconds ...
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how do I completely wipe a Windows Update bluetooth driver, and all associated configuration/installation settings, from my installation?

Due the circumstances surrounding the first installation I suspect the original file (or more likely a related registry setting applicable to this drivers' installation) does not get removed on driver ...
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USB hub advertised as 2.0 actually works as 1.1

I bought this USB hub http://www.ebay.com/itm/281298880612 which is supposed to be a USB 2.0 hub. When I plug a pendrive in to the hub, Windows gives the message "This device can perform faster if you ...
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Windows Vista Installation constantly fails [closed]

I wanted to downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows Vista. I backed up all my files to another partition, and then I proceeded to install the update. The first time I tried, I received this error "Can not ...
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Can I delete this partition?

I have an HP Laptop that came with an OEM version of windows vista. I have set it up to dual boot with windows XP. Therefore there are 2 primary partitions. There is also one more primary partition ...
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How can I use the RDP client when logged in as Guest

On XP, the Guest account can run the RDP client to connect to a remote RDP server, but when I try the same under Vista Business (with all updates installed) I get this: I can run mstsc manually ...
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Keypresses on Logitech wireless keyboard (Y-RH35) aren't detected on Windows 7

When I plug in a Logitech wireless keyboard, model Y-RH35 into my Windows 7 machine, it installs the necessary drivers for the receiver, but the computer still doesn't receive the keypresses from the ...
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Make Notification Area icons stay in Windows 7 taskbar

I am wondering how it is possible to make the Notification Area icons stay in the Windows 7 taskbar even when you click on the arrow next to them like they did in Windows Vista and XP.
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No sound after driver update windows vista

Sound manager used to show two devices for output, despite the fact that there is no SPDIF on my motherboard MSI K9N Nei V2/V3 (sadly), since the update it only shows the SPDIF even though I can map ...
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How to decrypt hdd on Windows Vista?

I need help to decrypt my HDD. It was encrypted using BitLocker on Windows 7, now I am at work I need it urgently and I only have Winvows Vista Business(x86, sp2). And there is no bitlocker. When I ...
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Sorting out headphones and speakers sound

Basically I want everything but windows media player to go through the headphones, I can get skype to go through the headphones, and the music to go through the speakers, but I also need video game ...