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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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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 ...
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What is the BLAB_MEM environment variable in Windows?

On my Windows Vista system I see an environment variable called BLAB_MEM, with the value "-Xms128M -Xmx512M". This variable name is shown under both the system and user variables. That value (-...
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Why does user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL want to do a local launch of IPBusEnum?

I have Windows Vista Home Premium. A few months ago, I got a message on boot-up that "Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service" and that "This problem prevents standard users ...
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Sony Vaio PCG-2J3L won't boot, and no display

My friend asked me to look at a Vaio PCG-2J3L Vista Home Premium, which won't boot and the display shuts off after two seconds. I have determined that the mouse and keyboard work, but as soon as the ...
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Fast way to delete many, many files?

My impression is that a subfolder of the Temporary Internet Folder has become really, really bloated. (Hard for me to say how bloated; the usual user-level tools for calculating disk usage don't stop ...
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Is there a way to restore software classes registry keys

I accidentally deleted registry keys under hkey_current_user>software>classes. The classes folder got completely deleted. The moment I did that system stopped functioning properly. And, since then ...
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One VHD attached to multiple computers

Is it possible to have one VHD and have multiple computers attach it? I get the error "Cannot attach vhd because another process is using it".
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OpenVPN works locally but not publically

Main Problem I can get OpenVPN to work when I use all local IP addresses but when I try to connect the client to a public address, it doesn't work. I'm following this guide: http://openvpn.net/index....
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After resuming from sleep, computer reboots before login screen

(Solved... I guess? See 3rd edit) (edit: followed instructions here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/449401/constantly-restarts-before-login-screen/ to disable rebooting on system ...
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Why is context menu New - Text Document missing while in root of C?

I can right click anywhere on my desktop (%userprofile%\desktop) and go to New, and then Text Document to create a new plain text file. But when I try to do the same while viewing C:\ in Windows ...
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How to recover write priviledges for USB devices?

I work on a corporate laptop (Windows Vista), and have been granted admin rights on that machine. An IT policy has been rolled out recently which lets me copy files from my USB devices but I cannot ...
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Should I uninstall the Intel graphics kernel mode driver?

My installation of Windows Vista says that the Intel graphics kernel mode driver is causing Windows to resume slowly and offers an option to remove it from the list. I presume this would increase my ...
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Fedora 18 in Oracle VirtualBox on Windows Vista

I want to install Fedora 18 [Desktop] in Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.10 r84104. [My system is Windows Vista 32 bit] I have followed the following steps while configuring the Virtual Machine. Memory Size ...
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TrueCrypt and Windows backup, what works and what doesn't?

On the Truecrypt docs->limitations section it states that The Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service is currently supported only for partitions within the key scope of active system encryption (e.g. ...
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after I turn on my laptop a “window error recovery” screen comes up and gives me 2 options to boot my computer but neither work

When I turn my laptop on it come up with this window error recovery screen. It says windows failed to start. It then gives me 2 options. Option 1 is to launch startup repair and it also ways that ...
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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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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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Installing Adaptec 2906 SCSI card on Vista machine

I'm having some trouble installing an Adaptec 2960 SCSI card using the Add Hardware wizard on this Vista machine. The machine isn't autodetecting the card, but when I attempt to point the wizard to ...
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Recovering invalidated symlinks in Windows Vista

My brother's computer refused to boot into Vista and would always go into chkdisk, so I figured there was something physically wrong with the drive. I booted into a Linux live cd and used a tool ...
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Window Vista cannot create new folder, note, etc when right click and recent items forever empty after crashes

Basically my computer crashes and after I reboot I got a checksum error, so I reboot again and these problems appears: 1):Unable to create new folder, notes, zip file,etc. (when I right click in ...
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How can I install Windows Vista from one computer onto a HDD that will be used on a different computer?

How can I install Windows Vista from Computer A onto a HDD that is connected to Computer A through a SATA-to-USB connector? My intention is not have this HDD to function as an alternative OS to boot ...
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Windows Update and IE fail to connect, but Chrome fine?

Out of ideas on this one. (Running Windows Vista.) I have a program that accesses the internet to retrieve financial market data. One day it tells me that it can't log in -- timeout error. I check ...
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Sony VAIO laptop Realtek High Definition Audio driver making buzzing sound

When I Skype or voice chat with anyone, using any voice chat program, they say they can a hear a ring or buzzing coming from my microphone. I sometimes can fix the ring by changing the settings in my ...
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Cannot send or receive files over Bluetooth

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop and running Windows Vista. Previously I could send and receive files between my phone and my laptop but now it won't work. Every time I select a file, right-click and ...
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Issue using Flash Debug Player in VM Windows Vista instance on OSX Lab machine

I have a MacMini running Lion that our developers use for testing. It has three different versions of Windows installed as Virtual Machines on it. I have been trying to install the Flash Debug Player ...
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Windows Vista machine locks up after login

I've got an HP desktop machine circa 2009, running Windows Vista 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The machine has been in this configuration (dual boot) for some time (3 years) but recently developed a ...
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Medion Akoya notebookP6620 (MD97760)

I reinstalled my laptop using the Medion recovery disc. I got windows Vista back with but not all drivers are installed yet and of my other programs have disappeared. In the device manager and have ...
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Installing aspell in Windows Vista

I am trying to install the Win32 port of aspell with the English dictionary from Kevin's website. After working for several hours, installing some unix tool packages for make and tar. I got stuck ...
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Keyboard/Mouse not working when windows vista has reached login screen

I currently have a problem with a system (vista home premium, 64bit). USB kbd/mouse will not work when windows has booted/loaded their drivers and Im stuck at the login screen with no working input ...
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Windows Vista ICS staying local only

I hope i can get some help. So here is my scenario then my question. Scenario: I have a laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium (Wireless and Ethernet adapter), A desktop running Windows XP (...
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Windows Vista black screen after attemped Wubi Ubuntu install

Yesterday I attempted to do a dual boot install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows Vista. I tried the traditional liveusb install method, but the installer ran into an error while attempting to ...
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Mouse pointer speed keep resetting while running

The problem I am facing from quite some time now is that my mouse pointer keeps resetting to maximum speed often while the system is still running. I am using updated AVG 2012 antivirus and the ...
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iPod Touch 2g not recognised by iTunes (more information inside)

My iPod Touch isn't being recognised by iTunes. Details: iPod Touch: 2nd generation / Laptop: Windows Vista / iTunes: latest version I have tried: using different cables; restarted my laptop and ...
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How to change the language of driver interface for Canon Pixma printers?

Is there a way to change the language of the driver interface for Canon Pixma printers? Which language is used seems to be determined by the language of the OS or the Windows localization settings. I ...
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Excel shuts down in Windows 7

I have written an employee payroll program using Excel 2000. It runs fine on my computer running Vista. When I port it via a flash drive to a Windows 7 computer and run it from the flash drive, it ...
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Outlook 2007 Indexing is not running

Outlook is constantly indexing and not providing search results. I attempted to rebuild the index via the control panel however the rebuild button is not available. Please help?!
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Computer never connects to the internet automatically on startup?

I have my Windows Vista laptop connected directly to the router via an ethernet cable, and every time I switch the computer on, the computer cannot connect to the internet. It comes up as limited or ...
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computer takes hours to shutdown after video card upgrade

My computer had a nVidia GeForce 8500GT based graphics card, the fan on that card stopped working during the weekend (so I couldn't just replace the fan) I pulled an nVidia 9500GT from a less ...
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Eventlog error id 22 post 512b -> AdvFormat harddrive clone

I just cloned Vista from a 512b/sector drive to an Advanced Format 4kb/sector drive. I've fixed all the nightmarish problems that caused except for one, upon which I'm stumped. Every time the system ...
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Windows Media Player 11 cannot play media files properly

When I try to double click on any media file (ie. mp3, wma) in Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Media Player 11 doesn't start to play the file although these file types are associated with WMP. ...
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Dell studio xps - windows vista unltimate - goes to sleep at random times?

My laptop goes to sleep randomly for no reson regardless of what I'm doing. There is no setting that put the computer to sleep, that I know of. Under the power options in the control panel I set ever ...
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Vista laptop loses wireless connection when printing

I have a frustrating problem involving a brand new Canon MX885 printer and a Sony Vaio laptop running Vista Home Premium. Both the laptop and the printer are connected to the same wireless network. ...
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Prevent Windows Vista from restarting/shutting down, ever

I have running a desktop computer as a server ATM for personal reasons. I don't have physical access to the computer, I can only access it through Teamviewer. The computer is multiboot, with the ...
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Vista professional 64 bit after complete the update there is no network connection

I have Vista Professional x64. I have installed it on a PC and a lot of updates have been applied and till yesterday morning everything were working fine. So I tried to install Internet explorer 9. I ...
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“is not accessible you might not have permission” message when accessing a password protected share folder

I'm sharing a password protected folder from my Windows 7, but the other computer which is using Windows Vista is unable to access this folder. This Vista can access my other non password protected ...
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Procedure To Operate Gateway M-6848 On Mains Only Without Battery Installed

Gateway support told me I could do this but since my system (Gateway model M-6848 running Vista Home Premium) is no longer under warranty (or it's some kind of state secret), they won't inform me of ...
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Wireless connection drops under heavy traffic load

Please read the whole thing before commenting if you would really like to help ! :) I've had this problem for a very long time now and tried MANY different solution. Here's the problem. My desktop ...
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Acer Aspire 6920G boots up to windows and then hangs, cursor moves, but doesn't respond

My Acer Aspire 6920G will boot up to Windows, but then it hangs, the cursor moves but it won't respond to any input. It was running Vista, so I installed Windows 7, and it worked for a few days. ...
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Want to clean Group Policy from my machine (Vista 64) before I update to Windows 7

On my way home from a visit to Virginia, I purchased a machine from Best Buy (a couple years ago). I didn't want them to put all the sales crap on the machine and it was the only one Dell left with a ...