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Pre requisites for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

I am trying to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2. Currently, I have Service Pack 1 . Before installation, I disable to Antivirus program as suggested by Windows Vista Site. I have tried several ...
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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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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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Reboot on Installation

We create an installation package for our product using InstallShield. We've recently upgraded to IS 2011. Now, our setup calls for a reboot after installation, but only on Windows Vista. Windows 7 ...
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Install Debian stable linux ISO from USB to dual boot Windows

I want debian as dual boot with my windows vista, Free'd up 50GB in my d drive. Plan to use 40 for debian install, 6GB for swap space Have a 16GB USB drive Downloaded ...
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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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Is it possible to install Windows Vista over Windows Vista?

Windows Vista Ultimate is currently installed on the computer. It's a genuine full license version that came in a retail box. I installed it from the DVD disc. Now, can I use the same DVD disc to ...
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Cannot install Windows Powershell on Vista64

I am desperately trying to install Powershell 2.0 on my Windows Vista 64 system. I downloaded KB968930 like a hundred times but when I start it it always says that I cannot use it with my system. ...
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Using Bootcamp with Windows Recovery Disks?

My friend is a regrettable Mac owner and wants to play some Windows-only games. I recently built a new computer with 7 and kept the CD Key from my old Vista 32-bit installation. He has a 1-2 year old ...
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Will a Dell/HP/Acer Install disk work on a Packard Bell Laptop

I would like to get Windows Vista Cheap, I found a site online saying it might be a Dell disk or Acer or HP, I want to know, will this work on my 64 bit laptop ,that is made by Packard Bell, will work ...
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Replacing hard drive and installing OS

First I am 67 and learning from all you smart people. I have a VAIO home premium OEMAct Model #vgnar830E. My Toshiba HD died, and my friend gave me the VAIO with the HD removed. So I am starting ...
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How to re-image a store-bought Windows Vista 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a product key finder for a PC? How can an operating system be installed when the installation media is missing? OK, so I have a Windows Vista... more ...
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unable to install windows 7 in my laptop with no os

I have a the following message when i try to install windows 7 through an bootable USB.. setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition I will explain ...
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Extraction Failed. “the file name, directory name, of volume label syntax is incorrect”

When I install the Visual Studio 2008 on my Windows Vista, I saw the error message box "the file name, directory name, of volume label syntax is incorrect". How do I fix it? I have already changed ...
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OK to install Flight Simulator on removeable media?

I have a never used version of 'Flight Simulator X - Deluxe Edition' which I'd like to install on a laptop for my kids. Problem is the laptop doesn't have that much disk spare and FS requires a ...
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151 views

Advanced boot options shows only Vista but OS is XP. Was this a bad install of XP?

I was researching a BSOD on a computer at work, and trying to go into safe mode. At the advanced boot options screen the only OS choice was Vista, but the OS on this machine is XP. When I select ...
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Installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Edition fails with unknown property

Installing MS SQL Server 2008 Developer edition on a Vista Ultimate 64 Bit machine keeps returning the following error message: SQL Server Setup failure SQL Server Setup has encountered the ...
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Where can I download Windows Vista?

I have a dying HDD in a 5 year old ACER laptop running Vista 32 bit, but I do not have the OEM CD to do a fresh install. ACER laptops comes with the bootable partition in the HDD, but it is useless ...
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Installing windows 7 - no Disk Space

So I tried installing/upgrading my HP Compaq (fully sufficient specs) running Vista Home Edition to Windows 7. I continuously get the error for upgrade that No disk space is available and if I try a ...
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NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE graphics card not showing up in Device Manager

I just got a non-working Vista box from a friend, so I re-imaged the HD with a new version of Vista and the first time I booted it a 'Found New Hardware' dialog box came up with a prompt to install ...
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526 views

My Sony Vaio laptop crashed during restoring it to its factory settings

Early this summer my computer caught a virus. My virus protection ran out a few weeks before so I was trying to get rid of it but it kept giving me pop up windows everywhere. I caved in and decided to ...
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Is it possible to change edition of ISO install image to Windows Vista Business?

This is possible in Windows 7: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744572(WS.10).aspx But is it possible in Vista? Yes I know Vista is older but I have a machine with a valid product serial ...
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75 views

Problem in installing windows vista

I am facing a problem installing Windows Vista on my laptop. Let me tell the actual scenario in detail. I already had Windows 7 installed on it but I wanted to have Vista for my own reasons. So I ...
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Windows Vista Can't Install Applications such as VMWare Player

I'm trying to install several programs such as Juniper Client and VMWare player. Especially for VMWare Player, if I double-click on the application, a DOS window just pops up and rapidly disappears. ...
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How to repair Vista after broken SP1 install

I tried installing Vista SP1 and now my computer won't boot up in Safe Mode, let alone any other config. How can I roll back the changes to the OS? Extra info: it freezes after loading crcdisk.sys - ...
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Reality of a Windows Vista “recovery disk” virus?

I recently borrowed a disk from a guy I don't really know. It was a Windows Vista install disk (lost my old one, and needed to reformat). The disk was a copy of the original, and I was wondering how ...
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Why can't I install/uninstall software despite being logged in as an Administrator?

I am signed in under an administrator account in my laptop; however, now vista is not allowing me to install / uninstall any software.
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HP Pavillion DV6500 recovery disk failure

I recently attempted to re-install Windows Vista on an HP Pavillion DV6500 using the factory recovery DVD's, but encountered a strange problem. When the recovery disk attempted to reformat the hard ...
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Windows Vista won't install onto a new harddrive?

I'm fixing a computer for a friend and I diagnosed their old harddrive was bad(click of death) so they got a new harddrive and now I'm trying to install Windows onto it. The computer is a newer Dell ...
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Installing Windows 7 [closed]

I have a Gateway desktop with Vista Home Premium. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7. It will not complete the installation, this is very aggravating! I have been trying for over 3 hours to install ...
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Can I use a 32-bit install DVD to repair a 64-bit install and vice versa?

Got a few questions for all of ya: 1) Can I use a 32 bit Windows 7/Vista DVD to repair a 64 bit Windows 7/Vista install and vice versa? 2) Can I use a 7 install DVD to repair a Vista install and ...
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Updated e text editor. Now can't use it as default program

I'm running Vista, 64-bit. I recently updated e text editor. Great, I thought. It seems more stable, but has a huge flaw. I can no longer set it as the default programs for file types. During ...
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Vista Black Screen on Install

I am trying to reinstall vista on a computer and the installation CD will not work. It keeps showing the gray and white bar saying it is loading files. After that, it gets to a black screen with a ...
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How come all except one of the VIM plugins I installed in Windows Vista VIM do not work?

The Problem Circumstances have arisen where I have to use VIM on Windows Vista 64bit. I have tried to recreate my Ubuntu Linux set up but all except one of the plugins I have installed are not being ...
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How can I restore my Vista PATH environment variable when System Restore is not available?

After installing IShadow I found out that my PATH environment variable was changed from some 20 paths to only one path: c:\program files\ishadow\system32. Many Windows tools stopped working, well ...
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I can not install com0com, a digitally signed driver is required

I tried to install com0com - a null modem emulator - on Windows Vista, but failed because Windows Vista doesn't let me install a driver that is not digitally signed. I followed these instructions ...
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Limiting software installation to specific user(s)

Is there a way to limit software installation to one particular user or to a specific set of users only? In some software installers, this is available as an option, but in most cases the software ...
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1answer
639 views

Windows: Impact of clean install Service Pack 2 to applications & data?

My Windows Vista Home Premium system is corrupt and won't install Service Pack 2. I have followed all the advice from Microsoft and still no luck. I would like to perform a clean install of Vista, ...
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Installation Error on Windows Vista: “Side-by-Side configuration is incorrect”

NOTE: This is not a dupe of this other question. That question refers to a similar problem with 2 programs, while I'm only having it with 1, so the solution there doesn't apply to my situation. My ...
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Installing Windows 7 on a BSOD Windows Vista

On a previous question I posted, I asked for help on fixing my Windows Vista box because it keeps going to a blue screen. No one seems to have the answer, so now I want to install Windows 7. Can I ...
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I have an issue installing Microsoft Project. How do I solve it?

I am trying to install Microsoft Project 2007 onto my Windows Vista. The installation process completes with no problem. But once installed if I try to open, it says that it is configuring the ...
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“Boot has failed, sleeping forever.” Suggest some solution for this

I downloaded Fedora from here. While trying to install it, I am getting this error: No root device found. Boot has failed, sleeping forever. I tried searching on it (found codehead and ...
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What partitions do I need to have to install Fedora on my Vista machine?

I am using Windows Vista on my machine. I want to install Fedora. What all partitions should I have before starting to install? Are there any precautions etc that should be taken? I do not want to ...
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How to install Fedora from an .iso file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install fedora 12 iso file? I just downloaded Fedora from here. How do I install Fedora from the .iso file that is downloaded? Also, I have Vista already ...
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Internet Explorer 8 takes forever (>1H) to install. What's up?

I just connected my brand new Vista 64 bits machine to the Internet and downloaded Windows updates to install. Downloading went fine, but installation seems to be stuck at the first item, "Internet ...
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Can I re-install Windows using someone else's disc?

My laptop came pre-installed with Windows Vista and naturally no Windows disc. Is it legal to borrow a friend's retail Vista disc and install Windows using the serial number from the sticker on my ...
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1answer
228 views

Problems writing to the registry while installing OpenOffice.org

During the process I end-up with: Error 1406 : could not write value BASISINSTALLOCATION to key \Software\Open Office.org\Layers\Basis\32. That's not a typo, it's straight from the dialog box. ...
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Error when trying to add Windows Communication Foundation HTTP Activation in Windows Vista

I'm trying to add Windows Communication Foundation HTTP Activation (and Non-HTTP Activation) to my Windows Vista Ultimate x64, but it doesn't work. I go to the Control Panel Select the Turn Windows ...
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How to install elinks on Windows Vista?

I am using bash-3.2 shell through cygwin to try to install elinks browser on my system. I am following this documentation to install. I am executing the following command: ./configure && ...
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662 views

Can the ownership be transferred for Windows Vista Home Premium and its Windows-7 upgrade OEM DVDs?

I purchased Vista Home Premium 64bit System Builder OEM DVD last Summer from Newegg, and received the free upgrade to Windows 7 end of October. I am about to carry out a clean install (using Custom ...