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

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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 K9 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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Limited Connection and Security unsecure [closed]

My laptop got disconnected, and now when I try to reconnect it says. Limited Connection and Security insecure. I am not able to get on the internet with my laptop, but am able with my PC. I set up a ...
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Why can't I boot in to Windows Recovery Environment to fix my HDD or salvage my data?

I've been trying to get in to WindowsRE to salvage the files on my Sony Vaio laptop after it failed to load Vista (it finally, consistently displays "Error loading operating system" after months of ...
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Computer very slow, not connecting to network

My computer runs Windows Vista. It's currently extremely slow to boot and respond to user input (after boot). It's also unable to connect to the network (the surrounding SSIDs are visible but if I try ...
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Is it possible to remove/hide Windows title bars?

I'm very used to my Linux desktop, but in my new job I'm forced to use Windows. For efficiency, I'm veeery used to minimize/maximize using keyboard shortcuts and move/resize windows using alt+mouse. ...
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Firefox complains about java plugin security even with the latest version

When I go to any web page that uses java, for example www.java.com -> Do I have Java? , it complains that the java version installed has security flaws. However I have the latest version (7 u 45) and ...
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Permanently Delete Windows Device Driver

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit system that has an Intel integrated VGA driver. Whenever the Intel driver is installed, Windows boots up to a black screen. I then boot to safe mode, go in ...
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Microsoft Windows ISO checksums

Is there an official source for Windows ISO (XP+) checksums, online? Wanting to download some older Windows versions, for support purposes, but they don't appear to be available on Microsoft's ...
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run a 2nd computer as an extra processor [duplicate]

I have a laptop with a busted l.c.d., but otherwise works fine with an external monitor. I was wondering if it is possible to connect it to my main pc as an extra processor(main pc is getting old, ...
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How to install Windows Vista mouse drivers without mouse or keyboard working

I can boot into Vista just fine, but the mouse and keyboard (both USB) are not working. However, they are both working fine up until Vista boots. Immediately after boot, the found new hardware dialog ...
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Non-System disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready

I've on my HP 6830S laptop installed again Windows Vista but on other partition (D:). So here were 2 windows instalation (one on C (old) and one on D(new)). I've tried to format C disk with old ...
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Starting any process and suspending it lowers CPU from ~50% to ~5% in Vista, Why?

While doing a little housekeeping on a Windows Vista installation, I discovered that suspending any winlogon.exe subprocess would lower the CPU usage from the normally observed 50% usage down to ...
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Vista veeery slow recovering from 'hibernate'

I've read pretty much everything related to vista hibernate, but haven't found an answer to my question. This summer I was away for about a month, and when I came back, recovering from hibernate had ...