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

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Debugging not-loading Windows XP x64

The question is related to this one: Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen. So I want to debug WinLogon.exe through Windows Kernel-Debugger remotely using an 1394 (Fire Wire) port on the system asked ...
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Windows7: how to put an item in startup directory without Admin rights

I share my work computer with 3 other employees. It would be very helpful to run a script at startup for all of us. It is a big company, and there is a lot of red tape for everything!!! So, we ...
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Boost microphone volume on windows vista over max [duplicate]

I quite literally made an account on here to post this question. I've already tried the standard settings such as the slider that boosts your volume by 30% and I've maxed ALL the mic controls on both ...
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Blue Screen Error Code 1000008e Windows Vista

When using CCleaner this blue screen error code appeared: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033 Additional information about ...
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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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Triple boot (OSX, Vista, Ubuntu 12.04): replace Ubuntu with CrunchBang

I'm probably not really a power user (I can read instructions) but my problem is pretty specific, so I figured it would fit here. I'm sorry if it doesn't. I managed to set up triple boot (OS X ...
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How to Maximize High Speed SD card for system performance

I've recently bought some high speed sd cards and I'm using them with ReadyBoost in Windows 7 to good effect. They're 16GB cards and ReadyBoost will only use 4GB or 4096k, whatever's your flavor. Is ...
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Windows Vista Color and Appearance

Vista Personalization Problems When I open Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization and click on the "Window Color and Appearance link", I get a small window with "Appearance ...
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Convert fahrenheit in celsius in MS Windows Vista

I am not a Windows user, but we need to find a solution for converting Fahrenheit in Celsius degrees in MS Windows Vista? I know that it should be possible using a formula, but is there any native ...
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Where can I ask Windows security related questions that are not product specific [closed]

Following up from this I'd like to know if there are any Windows Security forums that are not product specific. I want to use such a forum to ask about combinations of Free Firewalls and Virus ...
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Unable to Create Bootable USB from Windows Vista ISO

I have this old laptop hanging around and I have Dreamsparks from my university account. I decided to try Windows Vista on this old laptop which currently has XP installed. Currently I am unable to ...
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Window Vista Taskbar Always Freezes

I have a Windows Vista (yeah, I know ugh) laptop. After start up the taskbar always freezes. The work around is go to Start Task Manager, Processes tab, select "explorer.exe," and click End Process. ...
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Vista freezes on black screen before login

My computer was running fine the last time i used it last week, but the next time i used it, it got stuck on a black screen with the cursor in the middle, and i couldn't move the cursor. When i tried ...
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could i connect my laptop with dish TV setup box through HDMI port [duplicate]

i tried my setup box to play over laptop(lenovo G560) with HDMI port, but it did'nt work at all, please suggest is there any third party tool to use setup box(dish TV) with my laptop (lenovo G560). if ...
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How to fix memory issues in Vista

When I open task manager, I have 13 chrome.exe and 11 svchost.exe killing me, the biggest usage of memory is mbamsvc though. What is this and how can I fix it?
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Should I use an sd card as a paging file and readyboost with vista on latitude e6400 with 2gb ram?

Thanks in advance for your time folks. I bought an older friend of mine a cheap laptop after his died as a bit of charity to a poor friend. He's a giant media fiend movies and music. So I thought I ...
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How to change remembered windows client password in Windows Vista?

I was opening another computer (with windows 8) in my LAN, from Windows Vista client. It asked my password and I have entered wrong one, and also checked to remember it. Now I can't access windows8 ...
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Can I recover from partiton without using F8 on Vista?

I have recently been hit by a pretty nasty virus/malware app and would like to do a factory restore. The problem I am having is that when I select the Repair option per F8 on startup I get to the ...
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Backup Vista Desktop to Windows 8 Laptop

My friends computer was showing signs of a failing hard drive and then got the black screen that would not let her boot up the E-Machine PC. So i told her that i could back up her files, which i did, ...
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Vista PC will not respond to pings on home network

I need some help with file & printer sharing with Windows Vista. Home Network called is named WORKGROUP Router: Belkin N150 Wireless Router 3 PCs: Win Vista Home Premium Desktop 64bit - ...
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Integration of IE9 in Vista SP2 fails with error 0x8007000e

I try to deploy Windows Vista SP2 with MDT, and to integrate all updates and Internet Explorer 9. While updates are successfully installed, I'm unable to add KB982861 package. Windows setup stops on ...
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TrueCrypt consumes all physical memory [duplicate]

I'm experiencing similar issues as described in this unanswered post. I have a TrueCrypt container file that, when I start copying to it, starts using up my memory until the OS almost freezes. ...
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Vista 32bit Ultimate Shell Folder “Videos” disappeared

Forgive me if my terminology is not correct, I am referring to the special Blue folders in Vista which have an additional "Location" tab in their properties window. 500GB disk partitioned into C: ...
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How to mount Mac Mavericks 10.9.1 to Windows Vista Home Premium shared folder via SMB

I've been trying for days to connect my Mac running Mavericks 10.9.1 to my old PC running Vista Home Premium on my home network. I'd like to use it simply as file sharing server. I use my mac to ...
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How to make a laptop the primary display of another laptop

I have two laptops, one running Windows 8, and the other one running Windows Vista. The one running vista has a broken LCD, and it is impossible for me to read anything that is on its screen, but I ...
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Synching 4 external hard drive to Desktop with Vista 64 and Laptop with Win7 64

I have to reformat my SSD in my Vista Desktop. I backed it up 9 months ago but the external drives were fresh. Now I need to re-backup my documents, photos etc. What is the best way without going ...
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Where does Windows Vista saves memory dump files when the previous dump file exists and the option “Overwrite any existing file” is unchecked?

Where does Windows Vista saves memory dump files after crash when the previous dump file exists and the option "Overwrite any existing file" is unchecked? As in the title, what happen and what does ...
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Enable services propedeutical to activate network

I've got a PC with Windows Vista. Due to a malaware I had to disable all services by doing: Run->msconfig In the services tab I then clicked on disable all and rebooted. I solved the problem with ...
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Laptop booting up to strange characters

I have a laptop running Windows Vista, and upon booting all I see are strange unreadable characters. I am not able to get past this screen—I can only access the BIOS and everything seems fine there. ...
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slsvc service won't start - error code 5

I've Windows Vista SP2. My problem is that Windows Update does not work. I found that slsvc (software licensing service) is disabled on my computer. When I tried to restart it, I got the error ...
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Can't get video plugin downloaded

i am trying to download dish networks video plug in.everytime i try it keeps saying it can't open and says HKEY-CURRENT USER/software/classes/clsid what do i need to do to get the program downloaded
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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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Xp bsod on startup after ram upgrade

I just upgraded my hp dv6426us from 1gb of ram (512x2) to 4 gb (2x2). I have a vista 32 bit and xp 32 bit dual boot os configuration. Now when I boot up xp gives me a bsod right after showing the ...
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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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“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 ...