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

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Pensioner and Skype setting up laptop to work automatically

I want to set up a laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium) to my 84-year-old mother's living room to use Skype with it. The problem is she has mild dementia and is incapable of using the laptop. She ...
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Does Windows Firewall have a log?

I am trying to set my router to forward three of my ports for EchoLink. But I'm having trouble with it. I'm Using the PFPortChecker to see if the ports are open, it says they aren't, but to check my ...
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Chronic file system corruption

So I've been working in the computer repair biz for 5+ years now, not much is new to me. I've got this computer, what I thought was an open and shut scenario, the original BSOD was 0x07B. Ran the ...
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D630 laptop comes with Windows XP, but has a sticker for Vista on the bottom with a key

I'm thinking they didn't like the Vista, or something like that. Can I use that product key on the bottom of my laptop to install Windows Vista, since it may have been installed before? Why would ...
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How to run commands as admin in Windows

OS: Windows Vista I would like to press WIN+R and run commands I enter there as admin for example: mstsc /span -admin like this. ( i know -admin does nothing )
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script or freeware application that will alert/email me when a folder/directory reaches a certain size [closed]

Is there a script or freeware application that will alert/email me when a folder/directory reaches a certain size? I need this functionality so that i can be alerted to backup a folder/directory to a ...
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Add a permission to a set of folders with different non-inherited permissions

I have a setup in which a certain folder (let's say \\Server\Countries) has some permissions to some groups (let's say GG_World_Admins), and the folders inside (let's say \\Server\Countries\Spain, ...
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“This file came from another computer and might be blocked” - Vista Home

When I download some files I am unable to open them until I right-click, choose Properties and click the Unblock button (see the image in this post: The file came from another computer and might be ...
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How to remove WLAN network that reappears at each restart of Vista Business

On a Dell laptop with a wanted/created SSID named "Shanuk" there is a phantom network that doesn't work (wrong security settings that can't be changed) I can't keep deleted or moved down. With each ...
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Connected with limited access (drivers?)

My PC with Windows Vista had some wireless problems 3 years ago, so I bought a wireless adapter, which worked fine. But a few days ago, it suddenly didn't connect anymore; the network manager says it ...
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Internet Explorer 9 sometimes scrolls jerkily using arrow keys

I have one user who finds that scrolling up and down using arrow keys in Internet Explorer, for some sites, some of the time (but often for the sites it happens with), is jerky and definitely slow. ...
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I think my HKLM/SYSTEM/MountedDevices key is a bit too bloated

I know virtually nothing about the thing, but the best thing I just found in Google said that there should be two entries for each drive under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/MountedDevices; and one ...
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Reinstalled Vista Limited Connectivity

I have just recently re-installed windows vista on my laptop (Dell 1525). It used to connect to the wifi fine, but sometimes would only have limited connectivity to the network with no internet ...
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Install Gravis gamepad pro (gameport) in Windows Vista

I have a Gravis gamepad pro with a Creative gameport connection and try to install this gamepad in Windows Vista but have failed so far. After some work the gameport on the sound card has been ...
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Check which com port my device uses?

I have a device hooked up to the USB connector and within it's software i have to choose which com port it uses. With Windows XP i would go to the device manager and go to com devices/ports where it ...
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How can I uninstall K9 Web Protection without admin password?

I'm trying to uninstall K9 from a Windows Vista 32-bit computer, and I do not have the K9 admin password or know the K9 admin email. I do however have administrative access to the computer. I also can ...
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Windows - Can't delete folder from Recycle Bin and it won't restore

Chain of events: Empty Recycle Bin silently fails. Tried it repeatedly. Selected ranges of items in Recycle Bin and deleted them (some didn't work), narrowing down until only one item was left: a ...
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Some sort of bootlog or system info log in Windows 7

I was wondering if there is some sort of "Bootlog" file or anything similar in which I can (at least) see when the computer was booted. So at what date and time that happened. So basically I need a ...
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Batch file to copy files from CD location to User Profile Desktop

I have a .bat script that can copy from one location to desktop. I want to burn file to a CD and distribute but I would not know the appropriate name for the CD Drive on different computers. The ...
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Laptop screen goes white after around five minutes

My laptop is a Toshiba satellite L305-S5894. It's about 4 years old, running windows vista 32-bit. After around 5-ish minutes, the screen turns completely white. If it's on the login screen, it ...
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Cleaning up an infected computer? [duplicate]

I need to clean up my folks’ Windows Vista laptop, and I haven’t done it in years. Normally, I would install AVG antivirus, look through msconfig and remove non-essential start-up programs, and then ...
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How can I install PaperPort 8 (and PaperPort color) as a printer on Windows Vista 64-bit?

A friend has a PaperPort 8 license that he got from his dad and he's installed it. The problem is that PaperPort isn't appearing in the printer menu. Is there some other driver that needs to be ...
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Multiple boot options on startup

I bought a new Dell Inspiron with Windows 8 installed. I was able to get Windows 7 installed and all the drivers loaded just fine. When it came time to transfer data from my old hard drive, I removed ...
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Cancel / Exit HP System Recovery Manager (Windows Vista)

I started the HP System Recovery Manager inadvertently (by hitting F11 during the boot sequence) and am now unable to exit the tool. I do not need or want to run a full recovery or reset the PC to ...
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Windows 8.1 installation closes after the windows symbol appears

I downloaded an .iso version of Windows 8.1 from dreamspark (so it's a legit copy). At the moment I have Vista installed on one HDD, and I want to install 8.1 on another. However when I go to boot ...
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Preventing the installation of Chrome Addons

Every time I visit home (only twice a year), I find my younger (teenaged) sister, has managed to give her computer a "virus". Almost inevitably this isn't true virus, but is a malicious browser ...
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Why shouldn't I turn off UAC?

I've read in a few places that you should not turn off Windows User Account Control (UAC), but there are guides all over the internet explaining how to do it, and some people say I should have nothing ...
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Computer won't POST

I have an HP Presario F700. Earlier, the computer would POST and then restart and I found out it was because of a bad hard drive. I replaced the Hard Drive and installed Windows 7 on it and ...
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I'm on Windows Vista, and Network does not show other computers or file shares

I'm on windows vista, and for some reason my network most often doesn't show any other computers or file shares, the other computers in the office do just fine, occasionally it works after restart, ...
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Win-7 Upgrade from VISTA is refused with error: Upgrade from XP not supportet

I did an successful upgrade from XP-Pro 32-bit to Vista Business SP1 32-bit. Now I want to do an upgrade to Win-7 Pro 32-bit. After checking the Vista Partition, the setup program fails with the error ...
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“ubuntu terminal”-like console for windows?

I have to work in vista for a while and I am searching for a console that will look much like ubuntu terminal. I want to be able to make the background transparent, change the font color, use keyboard ...
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How can i install visual studio express edition for web in windows vista?

I am using a windows vista operating system. I want to install visual studio express edition for web. But from system requirements i understood that vista doesn't support express edition? what can i ...
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WinVista and Chrome freezing on high disk usage

I'm trying to diagnose an issue with my PC. I see unresponsive apps like chrome and windows explorer. The UI is responsive but its still very annoying. THe HD utilization seems high when this ...
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How to set Desktops.exe as an autorun program using cmd

The scenario goes like this. A computer is infected w/ a ransomware and you can't do anything else and all you have is a command prompt window. Now how do you set Desktops.exe as an autorun program so ...
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Windows Vista boot screen customization

I have a Windows 7 computer with the old ugly Windows Vista boot screen. Because it's an netbook, it has a small screen so it doesn't support the new lovely Windows 7 boot screen animation. Is there ...
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How can I determine what program/process is calling for sjjgtggx.dll? [duplicate]

I receive this error message during boot: Error loading C:\users\owner\AppData\Local\Mozilla\sjjgtggx.dll The specified module could not be found. How do I determine what program/process is calling ...
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Windows 7 HomeGroup: everyone can see everything and create files and folders

I've set up a connection on my Windows 7 machine at home as a home network. I've then logged into another Windows Vista machine at home and realized that as soon as I enabled discovery under Start -> ...
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Windows Vista shows error “A specified privilege does not exist” wuen running any administrative tool/process

I'm troubleshooting a Windows Vista Ultimate Version 6.0. When I run regedit, msconfig, or even try to disable Microsoft Security Essentials's Real-time protection (for Combofix), it returns this ...
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Running Windows XP applications on Windows 7 Ultimate

In the past, people using Windows Vista could run into the problem that their Windows XP applications would not run on the new operating system. Given that Windows 7 Ultimate and later versions of ...
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how to reset the system after accidently deleting the environment variables

I have deleted the paths under the advance system settings>environment variables>system variables in windows vista and since then options like, advance system settings, device manager and many others ...
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I can't start Windows Defender from the main menu

After clicking on Windows Defender in the main menu, I get the following message: application failed to initialize:0x80070006. Handle is invalid
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Cannot connect to internet through wifi on Vista

I just installed wifi in my house. My laptop with windows 8 works fine. my laptop with Vista is connected to the wifi, but will not connect to the internet. How do I fix it?
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Upgrading Windows XP to Vista to Windows 7

Okay I am trying to do an in-place upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7, via Vista, but I am running into a problem. I put my Vista disc in for the initial upgrade but when I get to the part where it asks ...
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How to include custom *network* locations for indexing in Start Menu search?

Hemant asked How to include custom locations for indexing in Start Menu search?, which asks how he can get Windows Vista/7 to include his custom D:\Utils folder in Start Menu search. I have a similar ...
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How to create a WIndows Vista Installer including my own drivers

I try to add a Syba SD-PEX40054 with Marvell 88SE9230 RAID Sata 3.0 PCIe card to my Workstation Intel s5000psl to pass from SATA 2.0 to SATA 3.0 and add HDD with SATA 3.0 specs. Now I have an issue, ...
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Running an application with error “The 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' provider is not registered on the local machine”

I've checked through various pages of Google and have found no solution as it pertains to my system. This is a 64 bit system and from what I read there is no Jet OLEDB 4.0 for 64 bit systems and if I ...
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reinstall windows vista on a separate partition

i made a back up copy of my computer (vista) after buying on 3 dvds,a few years later it now runs poorly,, my question ; can i use the dvds to reinstall windows vista on the separate partition "D", ...
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Can't Open URLs in Lync 2010

On my workstation computer running Windows Vista, I am unable to open URLs in both Lync 2010 and Communicator 2007 R2 by clicking on them. The problem started with Communicator 2007 R2, and we since ...
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How to enable desktop background on a remote computer?

I am connecting remotely to a computer on LAN and it keeps giving me a pitch black desktop background (wallpaper). In the RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) program on the local computer I have the ...
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Accessing outlook.com email via windows mail on vist

I have Windows Vista and have just signed up for a outlook.com email service which I would like to access via Windows Mail. However I find that this is not possible. I believe that Windows Live ...