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

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Configuring Intranet and Internet on one PC

I have PC with two NICs one is connected to Internet and another is connected to Intranet. Intranet settings are 10.35.134.129 255.0.0.0 10.35.134.1 Internet settings are 192.168.1.15 ...
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Does anyone know what key combinations do we need to press to select all the text while renaming a file?

When renaming a file, I tried to do Ctrl-A (I wanted to select all then Ctrl-C copy). However to my shock that shortcut doesn't work. Does anyone know what key combinations do we need to press to ...
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Connecting to Canon PIXMA iP4000R over the network

I have a Canon PIXMA IP4000R printer, with a normal network connector. I've connected it to the network, and verified with my router that it has an IP address, and responds to pinging while connected ...
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Portable USB device not working in Vista

I have a Vista-powered PC. I have to view audio/video materials on a VAIO external (portable) hard drive. Cable is Y-shaped. Whether I attach one or two USB connectors, my PC does not ...
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useing flash drive for a recovery on windows vista but getting a disk I/O error code [on hold]

I have just installed a new Hard Drive and iam trying to do a recovery on Windows Vista, with a flash drive, but iam getting a disk I/O error code?
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What does the “two-man” folder icon mean?

My folder icon usually looks like this: However, I have a folder (in the location %appdata% \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Start Menu \ Programs) that looks like this: What does that icon mean? What ...
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Internet wireless connected with limited access, Windows Vista

I had some malware in my computer so I did a bit of manual work to remove it including resetting TCP/IP. Now the malware is gone. I can see my home wireless network and I can get connected to it, ...
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Windows Media Player won't launch on Vista - how to repair or reinstall it?

My friend asked me to look at her Acer Aspire laptop with Vista Home Premium as it is no longer playing DVDs. I found that Windows Media Player would not launch. I found this thread, which contained a ...
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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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A way to map a folder in Windows Vista to fake drive?

I don't have a drive F, but I need to create a virtual. So i need to: Create a virtual drive F Map c:\xampp\htdocs to this new drive under: F:\htdocs I need to do this on Windows VISTA Is there a ...
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Remote Desktop Dropouts: “Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end.”

I'm getting some strange connection problems when trying to remote desktop to a Vista box. It connects and works for a while then disconnects with the following message: "Because of an error in ...
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how to best cannibalize a laptop? [on hold]

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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Count total number of pages printed using Canon LBP 2900B printer

I have a Canon model LBP2900B. I would like to know how many pages I have printed using this printer. I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium. I have connected to this printer through the USB Port, so ...
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What causes “host process for windows services stopped working and was closed”?

When computer (32-bit Windows Vista 32-bit 6.0 Home Premium SP 2) randomly has a "Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed" error: This popup message simply occur out of ...
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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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Find what programs were uninstalled from Win Vista

I've got a Vista machine, and I just uninstalled a bunch of programs that someone had installed and wasn't supposed to. My supervisor now wants me to send a list of these programs to the people who ...
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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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Simplest way to dual boot Linux on a Vista laptop

I have a 64bit Vista laptop with no CD drive (and no intention of buying one). What is the simplest way (if any) for me to dual boot Linux (I don't care what version as long as it's not too old...and ...
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How to undo “remove all dismount” in Diskpart?

I made a boo boo! I executed the following commands in cmd: diskpart list volume select volume 13 remove all dismount exit I have one of those dual-slot card readers with one slot for SD and one ...
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How To Delete All Characters Before A Certain Set Of Characters? [on hold]

I would like to know how to delete the date that preceeds the 3 digit lottery number, including all spaces so that only the 3 digit number remains. Example: 01/1/2013 0 7 6 Thanks much, Sean.
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How to login to SYSTEM user in Windows 7?

Does anyone know about logging in to SYSTEM(high privileges) user in windows 7?. In my XP machine I do: command prompt: at 10:20 /interactive cmd.exe then closing the explorer.exe and ...
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“Windows cannot find” file when opening Excel spreadsheet

For all of my Excel spreadsheets when I attempt to open them (by double-clicking in explorer) I get the message "Windows cannot find C:...". The files are there, and are valid zip files as seen by ...
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Identifying program attempting to install certificate on windows

I'm trying to help a friend using Windows (which I'm not an expert on by any means) who's experiencing malware-like behavior: a dialog box is repeatedly popping up reading: You are about to ...
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How can I transfer multiple files at once over Bluetooth?

How can I transfer more than just one file at a time over Bluetooth from my desktop PC to my mobile phone? I have paired the two devices and I can send files from my PC to my phone, but only one file ...
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Enable smooth scrolling in Excel for large cells

When I have rather big (height wise) cell in MS Excel and am trying to scroll via mouse or even via scrollbar (clicking on "<-" "->" pointers) - Excel just jumps below to the next cell, hiding even ...
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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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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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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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Windows (7 & Vista) laptop monitor does not come back after closing lid

I'm experiencing an issue with Windows Vista (and now Windows 7) with my laptop. When I close the laptop lid the monitor goes blank but will not come back on after I re-open the laptop. The screen ...
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Cannot Enable Integration Features on VPC on a Domain

Hi I'm running virtual Windows Vista within Windows 7 Pro. In order to do copy and paste between the two OS's I click Tools/Enable Integration Features in the VPC. It brings up a login box with: ...
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Mouse clicks stop working sometimes

I am having a serious issue with my mouse in which it will randomly not be able to click or cause other problems. Here is the breakdown: Sometimes, I can no longer left-click on many of my ...
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Shortcuts to files lead nowhere

I was adding some files to Dropbox and accidently added some I didn't want to. I thought I removed them and put them into a new file back in My Documents, but when I looked, they weren't there. I ...
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need toview 2 computers on one monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to connect two computers to one monitor I am using window easy transfer to move files from a Vista computer to a new windows7 computer and only have one monitor. Is ...
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Encrypted Disk + chkdsk = Cannot boot into Windows

Here is the scenario my friend and I have: Installed Norton Utilities and performed "optimize" (mistake 1) Upon reboot, chkdsk runs and starts spitting out "replacing invalid security id with ...
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Why does vista take its time to save or load directories?

I have a problem when it comes to saving files in certain directories in explorer on windows vista. The problem occurs more annoyingly when I'm using a text editor, like notepad++. As I make new ...
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Windows Vista shutting down while configuring updates

Im currently working on a PC (running Windows Vista) that keeps shutting down while configuring 3/3 updates after logon (Configuring 3/3 updates, 0%.), but then after a couple of seconds, the computer ...
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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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Last step in HDD Recovery (fixing windows)

My dad’s hard drive corrupted which was a result of many bad sectors. Anyway, I made a clone of the drive and have now repaired it totally (recreating the MBR and MFT) and doing a series of ChkDsk's ...
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How to recover from corrupted ntkrnlapa.exe in Windows Vista without data loss?

I have an Acer Aspire 4935G. After a Windows Update, I was prompted to restart. But when it was booting up again, it went into its Startup Recovery mode, and the error says that a boot critical ...
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Can't delete install directories inside my own user home

Somewhere in the recent past something has changed on my Windows Vista 64 bit desktop to where I can't delete certain folders. I had started cleaning out some old files prior to starting backing ...
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How do you remove other OSes on Windows 8?

I have two hard drives currently set up on my PC, a 500GB one that has Windows 7 on it as well as games (this was my first OS) then I have my 160GB one which I installed Windows 8.1 on a few days ago. ...
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Window in Adobe Photoshop too large for my screen

Adobe Photoshop's File → Save for Web & Devices opens a "dialog window" which looks like this: Enlarge On my laptop with a maximum screen resolution of 1280*720, the "dialog window" is ...
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How can we search through the list of completed Windows updates?

After installing Windows update, Control Panel → Windows Update shows the update history review: Enlarge How can we do a "search" through this list? For example, I would like to filter by ...
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How to stop jucheck from running? Java won't remember “Check for Updates Automatically” setting

I've installed Java on Windows Vista, and every day I get a Vista security warning asking me if I want to run "jucheck". Apparently this is the Java automatic updater. Well, I don't want it to run ...
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`Access is denied` when I try to create a directory in Windows Vista . .

I'm getting an access denied message when I try to create sub-directories of certain directories from the command line in Vista. I can create folders from the GUI, but I want to be able to avoid the ...
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How do I start Notepad++ from cmd?

I can start the regular Notepad from cmd. C:\Windows>notepad I can also start it from the run prompt. Win+R notepad Enter I want to be able to do the same with the Notepad++. I can start it ...
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How to restore Vista from a corrupted install of Xubuntu?

On my laptop, I've decided to get Xubuntu. During the process, my laptop overheated and shutdown during the installation process. As I turn it back on, it has GRUB, not allowing me to go on Xubuntu or ...
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Windows remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...