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

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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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Missing Drivers in Windows Vista 64 Bit

I recently installed Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit on my computer after experiencing problems with Windows 7. Now, after success of the Windows Vista installation, I've run into many more ...
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Synergy : windows vista client timed out [closed]

I have a problem : I can connect my ubuntu client to my windows vista server but not the windows client to the ubuntu server :S . thx to help please
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How to backspace the characters in the cmd buffer?

Sometimes I use command prompt to run short scripts as such: C:\php> php.exe <?php echo 'test'; ?> And the output would be displayed directly in the command prompt: test ^C C:\php> ...
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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 ...
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Can not connect to internet via wifi

My laptop, acer, vista, will not connect to internet even though the wifi connection is excellent, I have a wireless router N and am receiving internet service via hughesnet gen4. Have NO problem ...
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Why is there the Installed Memory: 4.00 GB & Available Memory ONLY: 536 MB - 2.20 GB

This is a desktop computer, the problem is the difference between the installed memory versus the available memory. I search everywhere, for a fix to this problem. Installed Physical Memory (RAM): ...
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Monitor receives NO SIGNAL after moving computer/changing resolution; I've tried all suggestions on the internet to no avail

Specs Computer: Dell XPS 420 OS: Windows Vista (Not sure 32-bit or 64-bit) Motherboard: Dell BTX motherboard CPU: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 RAM: 2GB (not sure) Graphics: GeForce 8800 GTX ...
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I have a huge file That I don't recognize, I don't know if it's safe to delete it [closed]

it's got windows updates in it as well as a bunch of files labeled netflix. some image files for microsoft net. Any ideas what this might be? C:\cb1ae51dcc04fe70bb8a07a3 is the designation.
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Why doesn’t Windows Vista get an address from the DHCP server?

My Windows Vista PC does not get an IPv4 address from the DHCP server; viewing the network properties shows something (likely the DHCP request) being sent, but no packets being received. Manually ...
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'Active Directory Domain Service unavailable'

i installed a usb printer driver in a laptop running Windows vista Home Premium, 32bit. installation completed successfully but the printer doesn't respond to any print order giving error messages ...
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Windows vista important files [duplicate]

my hp vista will not power on or neither will the monitor. I have photos that I did not back up. Is there a way to retrieve them I have tried to unplug and restart but nothing happens
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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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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 ...